Review of merger undertakings given before 1 January 2006

The CMA is reviewing behavioural merger remedies given before 1 January 2006.

Case timetable

Summary of work

Final advice to BEIS on 2 FTA73 merger remedies

31 January 2017: The CMA has advised the Secretary of State to remove 2 Fair Trading Act 1973 (FTA73) remedies given before 1 January 2006. The document below sets out the CMA’s advice. We will publish the Secretary of State’s decision when it is made.

Final decision on one EA02 merger remedy

5 January 2017: The CMA has decided to remove one Enterprise Act 2002 (EA02) remedy given before 1 January 2006. The decision document below sets out the CMA’s analysis and decision.

Consultation on provisional decision on one EA02 merger remedy

5 January 2017: The CMA is consulting on its intention to retain one EA02 remedy given before 1 January 2006. The decision document below sets out the CMA’s analysis and provisional decision. It has also concluded that 2 EA02 remedies have lapsed.

Consultation on provisional decision on one EA02 merger remedy

3 November 2016: The CMA is consulting on its intention to remove one EA02 merger remedy given before 1 January 2006. The decision document below sets out the CMA’s analysis and provisional decision.

Final decisions on 7 EA02 merger remedies

3 November 2016: The CMA has decided to remove 7 EA02 merger remedies.

Decision to undertake further review

31 August 2016: The CMA is reviewing 3 further merger undertakings given before 1 January 2006. The decision document below lists the remedies to be reviewed.

Consultation on provisional advice

31 August 2016: The CMA is consulting on its intention to advise the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to remove 2 FTA73 remedies given before 1 January 2006. The decision document below sets out the CMA’s analysis and provisional advice.

It has also concluded that one FTA73 remedy has lapsed.

Consultation on provisional decisions on 7 EA02 merger remedies

31 August 2016: The CMA is consulting on its intention to remove 7 EA02 remedies given before 1 January 2006. The decision document below sets out the CMA’s analysis and provisional decisions. It has also concluded that one EA02 remedy has lapsed.

A provisional decision will follow on the remaining EA02 remedy later in 2016.

Review group appointed

20 June 2016: The CMA has appointed the group for the review of the undertakings.

Simon Polito (Chair), Anne Lambert and Philip Marsden.

Decision to undertake review

14 June 2016: Following an invitation to comment, the CMA is reviewing 12 merger undertakings given before 1 January 2006. The decision document below lists the remedies to be reviewed.

Invitation to comment

22 April 2016: The CMA issued an invitation to comment on proposals to review up to 38 merger remedies put in place before 1 January 2006.

We are continuing to consider the remaining 26 merger remedies, and expect to announce further reviews later this year.

Contacts

remedies.reviews@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Project director

Nancy Race (nancy.race@cma.gsi.gov.uk, 020 3738 6581)

Senior responsible officer

Adam Land (adam.land@cma.gsi.gov.uk, 020 3738 6172)

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