- Competition and Markets Authority
- Part of:
- How the CMA investigates competition and consumer issues and Competition law
- 10 January 2014
- Last updated:
- 2 December 2016, see all updates
This statement sets out the Competition and Markets Authority’s policy and approach to transparency and information disclosure.
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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
Updated: 2 December 2016
- Clarification note on publishing market sensitive announcements added.
- First published.