Policy paper

National security and infrastructure investment review: CMA response

The CMA’s response to a government consultation on how best to ensure that investments and takeovers do not raise national security concerns.



The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consultation includes proposals to amend the turnover threshold and share of supply tests in the Enterprise Act 2002 for certain sectors.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is responsible for reviewing qualifying mergers under the Enterprise Act 2002. Our response sets out principles that we believe will help ensure that the proposed reforms are implemented in a way that achieves their national security aims without harming the existing merger control regime.

Published 8 November 2017