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The announcement by the Competition and Markets Authority (formerly the Competition Commission) is the culmination of a two-year investigation into the private healthcare market.
Changes to distance selling rules download
The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 come into effect from 13 June 2014.
In a group action for damages for defects in breast implants, the claimants were concerned about the financial position of the lead defendant.
The government has now confirmed that ‘protected persons’ will not be prejudiced by the statutory override contained in the Pensions Bill.
Andrew Northage considers another case in which the FCA took enforcement action against inadequate anti-bribery procedures — even where no bribery had occurred.
‘Firms must put the interests of customers first’ warns the FCA as it hands down its largest ever retail conduct fine download
Failings by insurance intermediary HomeServe have resulted in the company being fined £30.6m, the largest amount ever imposed by the Financial Conduct Authority for the retail sector.
The OFT can make such a reference if it has reasonable grounds for suspecting that competition for the supply or acquisition of goods or services is not working effectively.
The ECJ has ruled that insurers cannot restrict the freedom of choice of insured persons by insisting on their using panel law firms or the insurer’s in-house staff.
BISL Ltd has given an undertaking relating to the cancellation terms in its insurance policies, after the Financial Services Authority found the terms to be unfair.