This guidance accompanies:
which came into force on 11 June 2018.
It seeks to provide clear and practical advice to those affected, or potentially affected, by the amendments to the Act, including:
- explaining why the government amended the Act
- describing the legal and practical effect of the amendments
- offering advice to businesses and others about what they should do (and not do) as a result of these changes.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have published related guidance:
Changes to the jurisdictional thresholds for UK merger control: guidance