The UK Competition and Markets Authority comes into existence

United Kingdom: New Competition Authority Comes into Existence* The UK’s new unified competition body, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), was launched on 1 October 2013 in shadow form before going live in April 2014. The CMA will bring together the Competition Commission (CC) with the competition and certain consumer functions of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in order to promote competition, both within and outside the UK, for the benefit of consumers. The new authority will be the UK’s unitary body responsible for

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European Competition Network Brief, The UK Competition and Markets Authority comes into existence, 1 October 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2013, Art. N° 58779

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