We published the final report of our road fuel market study in July. The market study found that competition in the retail sector for petrol and diesel had weakened since 2019, meaning that drivers were paying more for road fuel. …
Do you feel pressured when you buy online? Online sales tactics can be helpful to making sure customers receive the best deal. However, we're concerned these tactics are being used to pressure customers into buying before they're ready and have launched an investigation into these tactics, known as Online Choice Architecture.
What is retail price maintenance? Resale Price Maintenance (RPM), or vertical price fixing, is where a supplier requires a retailer not to sell below a certain price. The goal is to keep prices artificially high, so consumers are then robbed …
How often do you see ‘limited stock’ or ‘last few available’ when you shop online? These claims can pressure us into purchases that we may not want or need. Read Vedran and Ollie's blog for more info.
Opening a Business Current Account (BCA) can be stressful if you don’t know where to start or what you’re signing up to. We've made requirements for banks to make it easier for you to open the right BCA for your business. Read more about how this benefits you as a small business owner.
The CMA accepted Google's commitments to address competition concerns over its Privacy Sandbox proposals, but it's important we get this right. If you have views on our approach to both monitor and assess the effectiveness of the proposals, we want to hear from you.
The Department for Education (DfE) has published statutory guidance to schools on school uniform policy. My son’s school newsletter recently delivered the shock news that school photographs would be the following week. As proud parents we were looking forward to …
There are many benefits to switching your current account to another bank or building society. Peter Hill explains why switching can be a great idea, and the work we’ve done to make the process easier and simpler for you.
We've found that businesses need guidance to help them understand the best ways to communicate their 'green claims' to customers. That's why we want your views on our draft guidance which sets out 6 principles we think businesses should follow when making environmental claims.
The CMA has completed an in-depth market investigation into the funerals sector after concerns were raised that funeral directors were not treating customers fairly. To address these concerns and help consumers during what is often a difficult time, we've issued a legal Order to funeral directors and crematorium operators.