The Scottish Government decides to organise a referendum on Scotland’s status of independence and the impact on competition enforcement in Britain

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Competition Policy and Scottish Independence* On 18 September 2014 Scottish residents will be asked whether Scotland should be an independent country. A discussion was held at the recent Antitrust Enforcement Symposium (held by the University of Oxford’s Centre for Competition Law and Policy) regarding competition policy in an independent Scotland. This blog piece focuses on the impact independence would have on competition enforcement in Britain. The current devolved Scottish government (the Scottish National Party) is campaigning for a Yes vote and envisages an independent Scotland establishing a single authority responsible for both competition enforcement and sector regulation. Scotland already has a separate water regulator to the rest of the UK. In its report, Economic and

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Andreas Stephan, The Scottish Government decides to organise a referendum on Scotland’s status of independence and the impact on competition enforcement in Britain, 18 September 2014, e-Competitions June 2014, Art. N° 67601

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