Corporate report

CMA recommendations to government

Recommendations made through the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) power to recommend.



In 2015, the CMA was granted a new power by section 37 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 to make recommendations to ministers on proposals for Westminster legislation that would have an impact on competition.

The government has stated there is a presumption that it will accept all of the CMA’s published recommendations unless there are strong policy reasons not to do so. The documents above summarise the recommendations made by the CMA under this new power and the government responses.

We have also published a summary of our markets work recommendations.

Published 25 November 2016