CMA consults on environmental sustainability advice to support UK’s net zero goals

It is particularly interested in hearing about specific instances where businesses or consumers felt competition or consumer law impacted their ability to act sustainably

CMA publishes new law to crack down on greenwashing

Companies will have until the New Year to ensure their environmental claims comply with the law

CMA launches investigation into supply of EV chargers on or near motorways

It is probing suspected breaches of competition law relating to the long term exclusive arrangements entered into by the Electric Highway Company – recently bought by GRIDSERVE – and Ecotricity Group

‘More action needed on EV charging if UK is to meet net zero targets’

A new report from the CMA suggests action must be ramped up if the banned sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 is to go ahead

UK energy networks appeal against Ofgem’s price control

The appeals largely focus on the allowed return on investment and the way Ofgem calculated the costs the companies would spend on maintaining and investing in their networks over the next five years

Around 40% of businesses’ online green claims ‘could be misleading’

The research found some websites were using ‘vague claims and unclear language’, including terms such as ‘eco’ or ‘sustainable’ or reference to ‘natural products’ without adequate explanation or evidence of the claims

Competition watchdog issues information to help businesses achieve sustainability goals

The CMA believes it is important competition law does not become an ‘unnecessary obstacle’ to sustainable development and businesses are not deterred from taking part in lawful environmental initiatives

UK competition watchdog launches market study into EV charging sector

It is considering how to ensure the sector works well for consumers now and in the future, which will help to build trust in the service and address any competition issues

Competition watchdog to investigate if ‘eco-friendly’ claims are misleading

The CMA is concerned the surge in demand for green products and services could incentivise some businesses to make misleading, vague or false claims about the environmental impacts of their products

Competition watchdog to examine Ofwat’s price review after appeals

Last December, the regulator said water companies across England and Wales must cut their bills by 12% before 2025