On 20 July 2021, the UK Government launched its consultation on wide-ranging reforms to “bring [the UK’s] competition and consumer policies into the 21st century”  (the “Consultation”). While recognising that the UK’s competition regime “starts from a strong foundation” and “is internationally well-regarded”, the Government considers that transformational reform is necessary to reflect dramatic changes to markets and the ways in which businesses and consumers interact, as well as to ensure consumers’ rights are “robustly enforced” . The Government is proposing a number of specific reforms to the UK’s competition law and procedure in order to achieve the following six objectives: (1) to allow Government to play a more active role in shaping UK competition policy; (2) to facilitate more
The UK Government consults on its ambitious reform of national competition policy, including on changes to allow the Government to play a more active role in shaping national competition policy and to increase the Competition Authority’s investigative and enforcement powers
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