On 24 March, the Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) published a guideline for businesses about the types of land agreements that may infringe competition law. Until now, agreements between businesses concerning land have benefited from special treatment and have been excluded from the UK competition law prohibition on anti-competitive agreements. However, from 6 April 2011 land use restrictions or obligations will no longer benefit from an automatic exemption from the prohibition on anti-competitive agreements. For further information please click here.