Office of Fair Trading

Office of Fair Trading has closed

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) was responsible for protecting consumer interests throughout the UK. Its responsibilities have been passed to a number of different organisations.

View the closed OFT site in the UK Government Web Archive.

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Consumer rights

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Anti-competitive behaviour and issues with market sectors

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History of OFT

OFT was a non-ministerial department. It existed from 1973 to 1 April 2014. OFT’s responsibilities passed to a number of different organisations when it closed.

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