Consultation outcome

Public transport ticketing schemes block exemption: draft guidance

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

The CMA has published updated guidance on the public transport ticketing schemes block exemption.

Feedback received

ATCO and the Local Government Association Public Transport Consortium

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Bath & North East Somerset Council

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Centro

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Confederation of Passenger Transport

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FirstGroup plc

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Greater Manchester Travelcards Limited

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Rail Delivery Group

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Stagecoach Group

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Transport Scotland

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TravelMaster Limited

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Urban Transport Group

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Detail of feedback received

The responses can be found above.

Original consultation

Summary

The CMA consulted on draft guidance on the application of the public transport ticketing schemes block exemption.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

Following the renewal of the block exemption by the Secretary of State in February 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is consulting on updated guidance on the block exemption.

The block exemption automatically exempts certain types of transport ticketing schemes from Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998.

The draft guidance is intended to replace the Office of Fair Trading’s Public transport ticketing schemes block exemption - Understanding competition guidance (OFT439) published in 2006.

We’re inviting views on the changes to the guidance and a new short guide that aims to provide a quick overview of what the block exemption covers.

Documents

Published 13 April 2016
Last updated 16 September 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance published.
  2. Responses to consultation published.
  3. First published.