Consultation outcome

Private actions in competition law: a consultation on options for reform

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Private actions in competition law: a consultation on options for reform responses - A to B

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Private actions in competition law: a consultation on options for reform responses - C to F

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Private actions in competition law: a consultation on options for reform responses - G to N

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Private actions in competition law: a consultation on options for reform responses - O to Z

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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.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

This consultation seeks views on reforms to empower consumers and businesses to challenge anti-competitive behaviour.

Documents

Private actions in competition law: a consultation on options for reform

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Private actions in competition law: a consultation on options for reform - impact assessment

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Consultation description

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