The UK Parliament publishes recommendations for a stronger competition and consumer protection regime

On 16 February the UK government published a Report by John Penrose MP, commissioned earlier this year to lead a review on how the UK’s competition regime will need to evolve to meet its policy aims of promoting a dynamic, innovation-driven economy which delivers for consumers and businesses across all regions and nations of the UK, within the context of recovery from COVID-19 and the opportunities created by Brexit. Penrose describes his Report, entitled ‘Power to the People’, as “a recipe book of changes to make post-Brexit, post-pandemic Britain into a free-trading global powerhouse so our businesses, exporters and investors can become more competitive, creative, successful, digital and agile”. It will now be up to government to consider these recommendations and to respond in due

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  • Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (London)

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Stephen Wisking, Mark Jephcott, Kristien Geeurickx, The UK Parliament publishes recommendations for a stronger competition and consumer protection regime, 16 February 2021, e-Competitions Competition Law & Covid-19, Art. N° 99568

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