• The CMA has published its response to its consultation on updated guidance on sunset clauses in market investigation remedies. Click here.
  • The CMA has reached a provisional decision in relation to the monopoly undertakings given by Metal Box plc. The CMA has provisionally concluded that there have been material changes of circumstances relevant to the undertakings due to major developments in the supply of tin cans and metal packaging and that Crown UK Packaging plc (the successor to Metal Box plc) should therefore be released from the undertakings. Click here.
  • The CMA has reached a provisional decision to revoke the Credit Cards (Merchant Acquisition) Order 1990. The CMA has provisionally concluded that there has been a change of circumstances relevant to the order, and that due to the nature of these changes – particularly the maximum harmonisation of the Payment Services Directive – the Order should be revoked. Click here.
  • The CMA has provisionally cleared the purchase of Bournemouth Water by South West Water, concluding that the merger is not likely to prejudice Ofwat’s ability to compare water companies’ performance and set price controls. Click here.