Guidance

Competition law and how it affects businesses

These short animated videos explain the main principles of competition law and how they affect small businesses.

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Competing Fairly in Business: video guides

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Competition plays a vital role in helping businesses grow and win new customers. Competition law exists to make sure businesses compete on a level playing field. It prevents their customers (other businesses or consumers) from losing out.

These animated videos by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) can help you understand why competition is good for business, and why certain behaviours are illegal.

Visit the CMA’s playlist on YouTube for a full list of videos.

Why competition is good for business

Why competition is good for business

Price-fixing

Price-fixing

Dividing up and sharing markets

Dividing up and sharing markets

Bid-rigging and discussing tenders

Bid-rigging and discussing tenders

Abuse of a dominant market position

Abuse of a dominant market position

Suppliers telling retailers what to charge

Suppliers telling retailers what to charge

What happens if you break competition law

What happens if you break competition law

What you can do to comply with competition law

What you can do to comply with competition law

Published 18 November 2015