The UK Competition Authority launches a COVID-19 task force to both ensure compliance in the markets affected by the public health emergency and advises the Government on competition law matters during the Covid-19 pandemic

CMA launches COVID-19 taskforce* The CMA is today launching a taskforce to tackle negative impacts within its remit of the COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak of COVID-19 is an unprecedented and rapidly evolving challenge that has prompted many concerns that businesses might exploit the situation to take advantage of people, for example by charging excessive prices or making misleading claims about their products. In its statement of 5 March, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) urged retailers to behave

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