Corporate report

CMA Prioritisation Principles

How the CMA will make appropriate decisions about which work to undertake


CMA Prioritisation Principles

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To make the best use of CMA resources in terms of real outcomes for UK consumers, we need to ensure that we make appropriate decisions about which projects and programmes of work we undertake across all areas of our responsibility.

In this document we set out how we use the principles, along with detail of the principles and explanatory notes. We will continue to keep the principles under review.

Published 1 April 2014