Consultation outcome

Damages for breaches of competition law: implementing the EU directive

This consultation has concluded

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Implementing the EU Directive on damages for breaches of competition law: impact assessment

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Detail of outcome

Having considered the responses received, we have decided to take a light-touch approach to implementation. Wherever possible we will rely on existing legislation, case law or Court Rules. Where necessary we will legislate to ensure that we fully implement the directive.

Detail of feedback received

We received 26 responses to the consultation. These mainly came from:

  • competition lawyers
  • regulators
  • consumer representative bodies
  • individuals

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

We're seeking your views on how we propose to implement the EU directive on rules governing actions for damages.

Documents

UK implementation of the EU Damages Directive (2014/104/EU) - impact assessment

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Consultation description

The Damages Directive is designed to make it easier for businesses and individuals to claim for compensation when they have been victims of a breach of European competition law.

This document sets out the changes we believe we need to make to UK law in order to implement the directive.