Competition and markets authority (CMA)
CMA was launched in April 2014 to rationalise competition policy in the UK.
The CMA is now the UK's key
competition regulator, combining the competition elements of the OFT and
The role of the CMA is to:
- Investigate mergers which could restrict
- Undertake market studies and investigations
where there may be competition and consumer problems
- Investigate where there may be breaches of UK
or EU law against anti-competitive agreements and abuses of dominant
- Bring criminal proceedings against individuals
who commit a cartel offence
- Enforce consumer protection legislation to
tackle practices and market conditions that make it difficult for
consumers to exercise choice
- Co-operate with sector regulators (such as
Ofcom) and encouraging them to use their competition powers
considering regulatory references and appeals
Preventing abuse of dominance
Preventing market sharing
Preventing price fixing
Videos courtesy of the CMA
CMA investigation into retail banking.
Pies merger may give rise to competition concerns".