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The government has decided to establish the Competition Appeal Tribunal for competition actions, introduce a limited opt-out collective actions regime, and promote alternative dispute resolution.
After analysing the results of the consultation on private actions in competition law, we have published the government response and the final impact assessment .
A legal framework will help business and consumers to represent their own interests, challenge breaches of competition law, and get redress.
This response sets out the issues that we consulted on, a summary of respondents’ views, the government’s analysis of responses and decisions.
The government has decided to:
- establish the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) as the major venue for competition actions in the UK
- introduce a limited opt-out collective actions regime, with safeguards, for competition law
- promote alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as an alternative to court action