CMA fines ComparetheMarket £17.9m for competition law breach

Price comparison website ComparetheMarket has been fined £17.9 million by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) after it found that that the company breached competition law by imposing wide ‘most favoured nation’ clauses on providers of home insurance selling through its platform.

Published 19 November 2020

Competition watchdog provisionally blocks FNZ-GBST merger

A merger between two suppliers of retail investment platform solutions has been provisionally blocked by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) as it could be anti-competitive.

Published 6 August 2020

CMA imposes £1.2m in fines for price-fixing in private eyecare

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found that a private hospital group and seven consultant ophthalmologists broke competition law by taking part in illegal price-fixing.

Published 1 July 2020

CMA recommends independent regulation of legal services in Scotland

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended that an independent body regulate legal services in Scotland.

Published 24 March 2020

Competition and Markets Authority issues warning to retailers exploiting coronavirus outbreak

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has warned traders that if they exploit the coronavirus outbreak to take advantage of consumers they will face enforcement action and that, if necessary, it will ask the UK government to introduce price controls.

Published 6 March 2020

Drug company admits illegal role in agreement to hike price of life-saving drug

Drug company Tiofarma has admitted that it took part in an agreement that resulted in significant price hikes for a life-saving medicine.

Published 23 January 2020

Guitar maker fined £4.5m for illegally preventing price discounts

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has fined Fender Europe £4.5 million for breaking competition law by preventing online discounting for its guitars.

Published 22 January 2020

CMA report expresses concern over market position of Google and Facebook

A lack of real competition to tech giants Google and Facebook could mean people are already missing out on the next new idea from a potential rival, the Competition and Markets Authority has said in a new report.

Published 20 December 2019