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State of UK competition report: commission to the CMA

A commission from government to the Competition and Markets Authority to produce a regular state of competition report.

Documents

Annex 1: Terms of reference

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Annex 2 – Existing competition indicators

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Update: On 20 March 2020, the CMA wrote to BEIS and HM Treasury to inform them that, in light of the coronavirus outbreak and its implications for the CMA’s priorities, the CMA will be postponing this work until later in the year.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is a non-ministerial department, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and HM Treasury.

This letter commissions the CMA to produce a regular state of competition report. These reports will set out research and analysis on how well competition is working across the economy.

The terms of reference set out further detail on this commission.

The CMA will publish a preliminary report by Summer 2020.

The BEIS research on existing competition indicators (available above), and updated concentration and churn statistics have been published alongside this commission to support the CMA in delivering this work.

Published 5 February 2020
Last updated 20 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Publication of the CMA’s letter to BEIS and HM Treasury about postponing its work on the state of competition in the UK until later this year in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

  2. First published.