The CMA needs to evolve and adapt its approach to the assessment of mergers in digital and other new markets to ensure that it is delivering on its duties to promote competition for the benefit of UK consumers. Whilst this is an ongoing process, the revised guidelines give the us the opportunity to set out in writing the current approach to the assessment of mergers.
We've launched a new secondment programme for competition economists to join us and work on interesting cases across the CMA. The deadline for applications is Friday 30 April 2021.
This blog explains what to consider when thinking about whether or not to buy an extended warranty and how we at the CMA are working to ensure you can find the right deal for you.
Anna Caro and Tim Geer’s blog about the benefits of international cooperation in merger investigations and how this can ultimately help merging firms and enable agencies to better protect UK consumers.
George Lusty, Senior Director discusses how we’re celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month at the CMA. He also talks about the CMA's Rainbow Network and how it works to ensure all LGBTQ+ staff are supported and visible in the organisation.
I don’t think anyone would deny that, for many people, it has been a tough start to 2021. The ongoing pandemic, and restrictions we must observe to help beat the virus, aren’t easy. And doing so during the cold, dark …
Many forms of collaboration between businesses for the achievement of sustainability goals are unlikely to raise any competition issues. However, it’s important that businesses working together on environmental initiatives fully understand how competition law applies.
We all like to find the things we want online quickly and easily. Whether that's the next film to watch or what food to order, algorithms can provide us with individualised recommendations that save us time. But what happens if an algorithm is changing what we see and manipulating the choices we make?
The ‘transition period’ following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. This brought with it the most significant change to UK merger control in close to 20 years. While the largest cross-border …
Today the CMA has published its draft 2021/22 annual plan for consultation. It sets our proposed overall direction and main themes for the coming year. We look forward to receiving your views. There have been a number of developments since our last Promoting Competition bulletin in July this …
Mike considers some of the ways products and services are marketed that could be misleading shoppers over their environmental impact. Find out what we're investigating and how you can help inform our work.