On 29 July 2009, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) confirmed that it will consult on the future of the Competition Act 1998 (Land Agreements Exclusion and Revocation Order) 2004 (the Exclusion Order). As a result of the Exclusion Order, agreements affecting land (such as a restrictive covenant on the use of the land) are excluded from the prohibition on anti-competitive agreements under the Chapter I prohibition of the Competition Act 1998. However, as part of its findings under the groceries market investigation the Competition Commission (CC) concluded that, in highly concentrated local markets, exclusivity arrangements can have an adverse impact on competition. In this context, an automatic exclusion from competition law may be inappropriate. In light of the CC's findings, BIS has decided to consult on whether to amend or repeal the Exclusion Order.