Thursday 2 February 2017 was a big day here at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). In the morning we made the order that gives legal force to changes we want banks to make, so they work harder and smarter …
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.
Everyone needs a lawyer at some point in their life, and it’s usually for something fairly stressful – like sorting out a will, buying a house or if you run into trouble at work.
UK care and nursing homes have been in the news a lot recently, but amid all the conversation not much has been heard about what it’s like to provide such a complex service.
A care home can provide a safe, warm and caring environment for elderly people to be looked after when they’re no longer able to cope at home. But choosing a care home is a big decision with often a huge financial …
In this year's annual plan, we said we would step up the pace, scale and impact of our enforcement, as an important part of our mission to make markets work well for consumers, businesses and the economy.
Students have always invested plenty of effort into getting the best they can out of their higher education, now they have to supplement that with money. A lot of money.
67% of UK businesses sell products or services to consumers. Yet, according to CMA research more than half (54%) of businesses surveyed don’t fully understand the rules on unfair terms. Could this be you?
With students paying tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year, it’s more important than ever that they get a valuable and rewarding experience at university.
Many markets are evolving in a way which is fundamentally changing how buyers and sellers interact.