CMA coronavirus (COVID-19) response

Information about how the Competition and Markets Authority is responding to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Use our form to report concerns about business practices during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The outbreak of coronavirus is an unprecedented and rapidly evolving challenge that has prompted concerns that businesses might exploit the situation to take advantage of people, for example by charging excessive prices or making misleading claims about their products.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has received a substantial number of messages and calls from members of the public, and our teams will continue to monitor the situation closely, and take action where appropriate.

The CMA has also set out its approach to essential business cooperation during the coronavirus outbreak; and explained how it has adjusted its working arrangements as this complex situation develops.

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News and updates

News and updates on the work of the CMA during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Consumer law

Guidance and information provided to consumers and businesses on their rights and responsibilities under consumer law during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


Guidance and information on mergers work during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Competition law and cartels

Guidance and information on competition law during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Published 20 March 2020
Last updated 22 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. A link to the Merger assessments during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic guidance has been added to the page.

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