If a company’s staff exchange competitively-sensitive, confidential information – even at just one meeting – that risks a breach of competition law. Learn more about what you can do if approached to join a cartel or to get involved in anti-competitive arrangements.
Competition Act 1998 and cartels
According to the CMA’s latest research with UK businesses, understanding of competition law is still low, with the majority of businesses still not understanding competition law well.
If you feel you might have witnessed an illegal business cartel, do the right thing and help us stop cartels by reporting them to us on our stop cartels page. Protecting customers and ensuring businesses don’t collude to distort competition is …
I am the Senior Director for Antitrust Enforcement at the CMA. Together with Howard Cartlidge (Senior Director of Cartels and Criminal Enforcement), I head up the delivery of the CMA’s Competition Act 1998 portfolio. I want to highlight the great …
CMA Senior Director, Ann Pope, talks about the importance of recognising women’s achievements in the competition world.
Competition is vital. It forces businesses to keep prices low and look for innovative ways of operating; and it ensures that consumers benefit from the best deals, cheapest prices and most efficient service.
In 2008, a group of fans supported by the Consumers’ Association were each handed £20 compensation by JJB Sports after the Office of Fair Trading found that the store, among others, sold football shirts at prices inflated in breach of …
Alex Chisholm talks about the benefits of effective competition enforcement throughout the EU, the European Commission’s related consultation and why your views count.
What next for criminal cartel enforcement? CMA Cartels and Criminal Group head Stephen Blake reflects on the implications of the recently concluded galvanised steel tanks criminal case.
All businesses must comply with competition law. Putting in place a compliance programme can help you to avoid the risk of breaking the law.