UK construction groups accused of rigging bids in £150m contracts

The competition watchdog said it has provisionally found 10 firms that illegally colluded on tenders in London and the Midlands

Sarah Cardell appointed as interim CEO of the UK’s competition watchdog

She is currently the General Counsel of the CMA and will take over the new role on an interim basis when current head Andrea Coscelli leaves in July

Business Secretary calls for urgent review of retail fuel market

Kwasi Kwarteng has shared his concern over the pace of the increase in pump prices

UK Government picks new competition watchdog chair after two-year search

The government has named former senior partner Marcus Bokkerink at Boston Consulting Group as the preferred candidate

Hundreds of households in England freed from unlawful gas contracts

The Competition and Markets Authority found BDS Fuels had unlawfully used a clause that automatically renewed more than 600 households’ exclusivity contracts without their explicit consent and prevented them from switching suppliers

Business Secretary implores petrol retailers to cut prices

This follows Brits’ frustrations at the Chancellor’s Spring Statement not being delivered on

Competition watchdog warns Morrisons takeover could lead to higher fuel prices

It found the acquisition of Morrisons Supermarkets by CD&R raises competition concerns in relation to the supply of petrol and diesel in 121 areas across England, Scotland and Wales

Carmakers across EU raided on suspicion of breaking cartel rules

The EU Commission is working closely with the CMA, investigating suspected anti-competitive conduct in relation to the recycling of old or written-off vehicles

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Competition watchdog clears Pennon’s £425m takeover of Bristol Water

The deal was initially struck in June 2021, however an investigation was launched by the Competition and Markets Authority in December last year

CMA launches investigation into Warmfill’s acquisition by energystore

The companies manufacture, supply and install a a range of insulation products, all of which are designed to make homes as thermally efficient as possible