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Misleading environmental claims

Misleading environmental claims

The CMA will investigate how products and services claiming to be 'eco-friendly' are being marketed, and whether consumers could be being misled.

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Greenwashing: CMA puts businesses on notice

Greenwashing: CMA puts businesses on notice

The CMA has warned businesses they have until the New Year to make sure their environmental claims comply with the law.

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Guidance: Green claims code: making environmental claims

Guidance: Green claims code: making environmental claims

Guidance for businesses making environmental claims in the UK

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Cellnex / CK Hutchison UK towers merger inquiry

Cellnex / CK Hutchison UK towers merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition of the passive infrastructure assets of CK Hutchison Networks Europe Investments S.À R.L in the UK by Cellnex UK Limited.

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Transparency data: CMA board meeting minutes: July 2021

Transparency data: CMA board meeting minutes: July 2021

The minutes of the CMA board meeting on 21 July 2021.

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Sony Music Entertainment / AWAL and Kobalt Neighbouring Rights businesses merger inquiry

Sony Music Entertainment / AWAL and Kobalt Neighbouring Rights businesses merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Sony Music Entertainment of AWAL and Kobalt Neighbouring rights businesses from Kobalt Music Group Limited.

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Pennon Group plc / Bristol Water Holdings UK Limited merger inquiry

Pennon Group plc / Bristol Water Holdings UK Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Pennon Group plc of Bristol Water Holdings UK Limited under the provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 and the Water Industry Act 1991.

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COVID 19 cancellations: package holidays

COVID 19 cancellations: package holidays

The CMA is investigating suspected breaches of consumer protection law in the package holiday sector.

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Teletext Holidays could face legal action over package holiday refunds

Teletext Holidays could face legal action over package holiday refunds

The CMA will take Teletext Holidays to court unless the firm takes urgent action to improve how it handles refunds to package holiday customers.

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Sony Music Entertainment / AWAL and Kobalt Neighbouring Rights businesses merger inquiry

Sony Music Entertainment / AWAL and Kobalt Neighbouring Rights businesses merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Sony Music Entertainment of AWAL and Kobalt Neighbouring rights businesses from Kobalt Music Group Limited.

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Guidance: Things to know when arranging a funeral

Guidance: Things to know when arranging a funeral

The Competition and Markets Authority has introduced new legal obligations on funeral directors and crematorium operators which are intended to assist people choose a funeral that meets their needs and budget.

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Guidance: Funerals Market Investigation Order 2021

Guidance: Funerals Market Investigation Order 2021

An Order which introduces legal obligations on funeral directors and crematorium operators.

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CMA action makes funeral prices clear for grieving families

CMA action makes funeral prices clear for grieving families

Funeral directors and crematorium operators have a legal duty from today to present clear and comparable pricing to customers, as a result of CMA action.

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Leasehold

Leasehold

The CMA is investigating potential breaches of consumer protection law in the leasehold housing market.

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Leaseholders freed from costly contract terms

Leaseholders freed from costly contract terms

Following CMA action, leaseholders with Countryside Properties will no longer be subjected to ground rents that double every 10 or 15 years.

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JD Sports Fashion plc / Footasylum plc merger inquiry

JD Sports Fashion plc / Footasylum plc merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by JD Sports Fashion plc of Footasylum plc.

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Facebook, Inc / Giphy, Inc merger inquiry

Facebook, Inc / Giphy, Inc merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Facebook, Inc of Giphy, Inc.

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Facebook, Inc / Giphy, Inc merger inquiry

Facebook, Inc / Giphy, Inc merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Facebook, Inc of Giphy, Inc.

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NCR Corporation / Cardtronics plc merger inquiry

NCR Corporation / Cardtronics plc merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the completed acquisition by NCR Corporation of Cardtronics plc.

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CMA publishes recommendations to improve PCR testing market

CMA publishes recommendations to improve PCR testing market

The CMA has published advice to the UK Government on ways to make the PCR testing market work better for consumers.

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Correspondence: Letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care about PCR testing

Correspondence: Letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care about PCR testing

The CMA has published its advice to the Health Secretary in response to his commission to review the PCR travel test market.

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Guidance: Advice on PCR travel tests

Guidance: Advice on PCR travel tests

The CMA has responded to the Secretary of State’s commission to review the PCR travel test market.

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Correspondence: CMA letter to Lloyds Banking Group about a breach of the PPI Order

Correspondence: CMA letter to Lloyds Banking Group about a breach of the PPI Order

Letter to Lloyds Banking Group about its non-compliance with the Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) Market Investigation Order 2011.

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Transparency data: Merger inquiry outcome statistics

Transparency data: Merger inquiry outcome statistics

Statistics showing the outcomes of merger inquiries examined under the Enterprise Act 2002.

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Glennon Brothers / Balcas merger inquiry

Glennon Brothers / Balcas merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated acquisition by Glennon Bros UK Holdings Limited of Balcas Limited.

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Children's social care study

Children's social care study

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a market study into children's social care provision.

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Facebook, Inc / Giphy, Inc merger inquiry

Facebook, Inc / Giphy, Inc merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Facebook, Inc of Giphy, Inc.

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Nijjar Group Holdings (Acton) Limited / Medina Holdings Limited merger inquiry

Nijjar Group Holdings (Acton) Limited / Medina Holdings Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated merger of Nijjar Group Holdings (Acton) Limited and Medina Holdings Limited.

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viagogo / StubHub merger inquiry

viagogo / StubHub merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by PUG LLC (viagogo) of the StubHub business of eBay Inc.

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Transparency data: CMA: spending over £500, July 2021

Transparency data: CMA: spending over £500, July 2021

Spending by electronic purchasing card solution (ePCS), over £500.

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Transparency data: CMA: spending over £25,000, July 2021

Transparency data: CMA: spending over £25,000, July 2021

Reports on departmental spending over £25,000.

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Sony Music Entertainment / AWAL and Kobalt Neighbouring Rights businesses merger inquiry

Sony Music Entertainment / AWAL and Kobalt Neighbouring Rights businesses merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Sony Music Entertainment of AWAL and Kobalt Neighbouring rights businesses from Kobalt Music Group Limited.

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Sony’s purchase of AWAL raises competition concerns

Sony’s purchase of AWAL raises competition concerns

The CMA has found that Sony’s completed purchase of AWAL raises competition concerns, following a Phase 1 investigation.

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TravelSupermarket / Icelolly merger inquiry

TravelSupermarket / Icelolly merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated merger between TravelSupermarket Limited and Icelolly Marketing Limited.

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Corporate report: CMA panel member biographies and disclosures of interest

Corporate report: CMA panel member biographies and disclosures of interest

Decisions on the Competition and Markets Authority's phase 2 markets and mergers work are taken by independent groups of panel members.

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Taurus International Ltd and others / Perpetuus merger inquiry

Taurus International Ltd and others / Perpetuus merger inquiry

Anticipated acquisition by Taurus International Ltd and others of The Perpetuus Group (including Perpetuus Energy Limited, Perpetuus Advanced Materials plc and Perpetuus Carbon Technologies Limited).

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Public interest intervention notice issued over proposed acquisition of The Perpetuus Group by Taurus International Ltd and others

Public interest intervention notice issued over proposed acquisition of The Perpetuus Group by Taurus International Ltd and others

A notice was issued today relating to the proposed acquisition of The Perpetuus Group by Taurus International Ltd and others.

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Notice: Proposed acquisition of The Perpetuus Group (Perpetuus Energy Limited, Perpetuus Advanced Materials plc and Perpetuus Carbon Technologies Limited) by Taurus International Ltd and others: public interest intervention notice

Notice: Proposed acquisition of The Perpetuus Group (Perpetuus Energy Limited, Perpetuus Advanced Materials plc and Perpetuus Carbon Technologies Limited) by Taurus International Ltd and others: public interest intervention notice

Notice relating to the proposed acquisition of The Perpetuus Group (Perpetuus Energy Limited, Perpetuus Advanced Materials plc and Perpetuus Carbon Technologies Limited) by Taurus International Ltd and others.

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PCR Travel Tests

PCR Travel Tests

The CMA is investigating suspected breaches of consumer protection law in the PCR travel test market.

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CMA launches next wave of action in PCR testing market

CMA launches next wave of action in PCR testing market

The CMA has launched the next wave of action in the PCR testing market over concerns that some companies may be breaking the law.

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Hempel / FBA merger inquiry

Hempel / FBA merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Hempel Decorative Paints Limited of FB Ammonite Limited, the parent company of Farrow & Ball.

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JD Sports Fashion plc / Footasylum plc merger inquiry

JD Sports Fashion plc / Footasylum plc merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by JD Sports Fashion plc of Footasylum plc.

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CHC / Babcock merger inquiry

CHC / Babcock merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by CHC Group LLC of Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore Limited, Babcock Offshore Services Australasia Pty Ltd, and Babcock Denmark A/S.

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Cargotec Corporation / Konecranes Plc Merger Inquiry

Cargotec Corporation / Konecranes Plc Merger Inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated merger of Cargotec Corporation and Konecranes Plc

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IHS Markit Ltd / CME Global Inc. JV Merger Inquiry

IHS Markit Ltd / CME Global Inc. JV Merger Inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated joint venture between IHS Markit Ltd’s MarkitSERV Business and CME Global Inc.’s Optimization Business.

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