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

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

Kwasi Kwarteng orders review into proposed Chinese takeover of Welsh firm

An in-depth investigation has been launched to explore possible implications of the graphene maker’s acquisition

Morrisons new owner to sell 80 petrol stations

The move aims to address competition concerns raised by the Competition and Markets Authorirty

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

CMA chief Andrea Coscelli to step down in July

Dr Coscelli, who joined the competition watchdog as an executive director when it was created in 2013, has held the position of chief executive since July 2016

CMA investigates Veolia/Suez merger

It believes the merger could create a loss of competition and hike in costs for waste management services

UK regulator dismisses appeals against Ofgem’s RIIO-2 price control

CMA has found in favour of Ofgem on most grounds and it upheld the regulator’s decision to reduce the future returns to investors