Consultation outcome

Competition regime: draft secondary legislation – part 2

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Detail of outcome

This document is the government’s response, to the second of 2 sets of consultations on draft secondary legislation, implementing the reformed statutory competition framework relating to the formation of the Competition and Markets Authority.

It is a supplementary response to the government response of 1 October 2013 to the consultation Competition regime: CMA priorities and draft secondary legislation published on 15 July 2013.

Feedback received

Competition Regime - individual responses to consultation on draft secondary legislation

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Detail of feedback received

The government received 11 formal responses to the consultation.

Type of Organisation Responses
Large business 1
Legal representative group 1
Legal advisors 6
UK government body 3
Total 11

A full list of respondents to the consultation is published in Annex A of the government response.

The consultation responses are published in full under the consultation Competition regime: CMA priorities and draft secondary legislation.

Original consultation

Summary

Inviting views on the secondary regulation relating to the formation of the Competition and Markets Authority.

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Consultation description

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA13) will create a single Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to succeed the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission, and give it strengthened powers to promote competition and therefore growth.

We are now consulting on a second set of draft secondary legislation which clarifies how the competition regime will work in future. This follows a consultation on the ministerial statement of strategic priorities for the new CMA and the first set of draft secondary legislation: Competition regime: CMA priorities and draft secondary legislation, which ran from 15 July 2013 to 6 September 2013.

This consultation seeks views on the draft text of the following key pieces of secondary legislation:

  • the manner in which relevant information about arrangements is to be published for the purposes of taking a person outside the criminal cartel offence
  • coordination of concurrent Competition Act powers between the new CMA and sector regulators
  • Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) rules on obtaining a warrant to enter premises

This document forms the second of 2 sets of consultations on draft statutory instruments. It runs in parallel with a consultation on some of the new CMA’s guidance, which explains the reforms to the legal framework and how the CMA will use its powers in practice. You may find it useful to consider both consultations together: Competition and Markets Authority guidance: part 2

Documents

Published 17 September 2013
Last updated 14 March 2014 + show all updates
  1. Government response published under final outcome.
  2. First published.