On 5 November 2007, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published a report compiled by Deloitte on competition enforcement. The report assesses the extent to which the OFT and Competition Commission’s enforcement strategy has acted as a deterrent to potential anti-competitive mergers and competition law infringements. The report suggests that the deterrent effect is greater than the direct effect of enforcement in both these areas. The report also analyses the deterrent effect created by certain sanctions and examines specific cases. The OFT has invited views from interested parties on the report since the findings could influence its future policy and its prioritisation criteria.