UK market studies and market investigation references—closed cases tracker
UK market studies and market investigation references—closed cases tracker

The following Competition practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • UK market studies and market investigation references—closed cases tracker
  • Phase 1 market studies and calls for information
  • Phase 2 market investigation references
  • Other CMA market reveiws

UK market studies and market investigation references—closed cases tracker

The tables lists recently completed CMA market studies and investigations, OFT market studies, Competition Commission market investigations and sectoral regulators' market studies under the Enterprise Act 2002. Completed reviews of undertakings accepted in old market studies and market investigation references are also included

For ongoing market studies and investigations, see UK market studies and market investigation references—ongoing cases tracker. For details of appeals, see UK competition appeals—ongoing cases tracker.

Phase 1 market studies and calls for information

Market under investigationCompetition authorityIssuesLatest development
Online platforms

CMA

Market study into online platforms

See Statement of scope

• Final report published—01/07/2020; the CMA concluded that competition is not working well in these markets. In order to address these concerns, the CMA recommended that the government passes legislation to establish a new pro-competition regulatory regime
• Penalty notice imposed—10/01/2020; failure to comply with notice
• Interim report published—18/12/2019
• Investigation launched—03/07/2019

FuneralsCMAMarket study into the funerals sector

See Statement of scope
• CMA makes MIR—28/03/2019
• Consultation launched—28/02/2019; extension of scope of proposed market investigation
• Interim report and notice to make a MIR published—29/11/2018
• Investigation launched—01/06/2018

Statutory audit marketCMAMarket study into the statutory audit market • Final report published—18/04/2019; the CMA concluded (amongst other things) that legislation is needed to address the vulnerability of the industry to the loss of one of the Big
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