The Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) has announced that, following advice from the OFT, national newspaper wholesalers will be released from undertakings to comply with the National Newspapers Code of Practice. The OFT is currently consulting on its proposed decision not to refer the newspaper and magazine distribution sector to the Competition Commission and interested parties have until 19 May 2009 to submit their representations. A final decision is expected by autumn 2009.