Transparency and disclosure - statement of CMA’s policy and approach: CMA6

This statement sets out the Competition and Markets Authority’s policy and approach to transparency and information disclosure.


Transparency and disclosure: the CMA’s policy and approach

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CMA6 clarification note


This statement gives an overview of the CMA’s:

  • aims in relation to transparency, information requests and handling of information
  • approach to transparency related to cases and projects
  • approach to gathering information from, and disclosing information to, parties
  • approach when considering whether to disclose information to other UK or overseas public authorities

It covers the CMA’s obligations regarding the protection and disclosure of information under the Enterprise Act 2002, Competition Act 1998, Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Data Protection Act 1998.

The fines that could be imposed on summary conviction for certain criminal offences referred to in this document were, at that time, subject to specific caps of £5,000 or above. With effect from 12 March 2015, these caps have been removed and those specific offences are now punishable by a fine of any amount. For more information see the Ministry of Justice news story.

Published 10 January 2014
Last updated 2 December 2016 + show all updates
  1. Clarification note on publishing market sensitive announcements added.

  2. First published.