CMA COVID-19 response

Information about how the CMA is responding to the ongoing Coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak.

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

The outbreak of COVID-19 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 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 COVID-19 outbreak; and explained how it has adjusted its working arrangements as this complex situation develops.

Please note:

Updates from the CMA

The Competition and Markets Authority has made a number of statements throughout the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. This information is all provided below.

Guidance and open letters

Published 20 March 2020