The CMA has formally cleared the proposed merger between Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust following a phase 2 merger investigation. The decision confirms the provisional findings that were published last month. Click here.

The CMA has formally cleared Poundland’s anticipated acquisition of 99p Stores. This confirms the CMA’s provisional findings, which were published in August. Click here.

The CMA has extended the timetable for its investigation into the energy market. It is now planning to publish its provisional decision on remedies in January 2016 with a view to reaching its final decision by the end of April 2016. Click here.

The CMA is consulting on whether to review undertakings relating to the operation of the Rough gas storage facility. The undertakings were given by Centrica Storage Ltd and Centrica plc following a Competition Commission report into Centrica’s acquisition in 2002 of the facility. Click here.