The OFT provides usefull insights into the role and challenges of competition law in public service markets (Higher Education Report)

Competition law and public services: insights from the OFT report into higher education* Recent public sector reforms have relied on choice and competition to increase the quality and quantity of service provision, whilst also controlling cost, through a programme known as Open Public Services. The use of choice and competition gives rise to public service markets, and ensuring that these markets function effectively is one of the Competition and Markets Authority’s declared objectives. Higher education constitutes one of the larger public service markets, and to understand how the market for undergraduate education in England functions, in October 2013, the OFT launched a Call For Information. Amongst other things, the OFT wished to consider whether it was plausible for universities

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Okeoghene Odudu, The OFT provides usefull insights into the role and challenges of competition law in public service markets (Higher Education Report), 1 March 2014, e-Competitions March 2014, Art. N° 69664

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