The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2014

United Kingdom

05 June 2014

The UK Enforcement Agencies The past year has seen significant changes to the UK competition law regime, arising from the stated desire of the government to use competition law as a spur for economic growth. The most significant change has been the establishment of a new competition authority, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA). The CMA, which combines the competition functions of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition Commission (CC) into a single agency, was legally established on 1 October 2013 and became fully operational on 1 April 2014.