Detail of outcome
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.
This consultation ran from to
This consultation seeks views on reforms to empower consumers and businesses to challenge anti-competitive behaviour.
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