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UK Pauses Competition Laws For CO2 Amid Shortages

The UK has temporarily exempted parts of the carbon dioxide (CO2) industry from competition law to help provide further security of the gas's supplies...
Law

UK Watchdog Probes Mazars Over French Connection Audit

UK regulators have begun investigating accounting firm Mazars over its audit of retailer French Connection’s financial statements, reported the Financial Times.  The Financial Reporting Council...
natural gas

Issa Brothers Sell UK Gas Stations To Fix Antitrust Concerns

The Issa brothers’ EG Group has agreed to sell 27 petrol filling stations to Park Garage Group to address the concerns of Britain’s competition...
Open Banking

UK Open Banking Body Chair Resigns Over Bullying Report

The chair of the body that was set up to deliver open banking in the UK has resigned as an investigation into sexist and...
Facebook

UK OKs Facebook’s Kustomer Buy

The UK’s competition watchdog has cleared Facebook’s acquisition of Kustomer, a maker of CRM tools. The purchase was announced last November,  with a price tag...
Payments Platform

UK’s Wise Teams Up With New Payments Platform In Australia

Digital money transfer group Wise will join an Australian payments network which should allow transfers to be settled in the country faster and at...
UK

UK Ministers Refer Record Dominance Case To Competition Authority

Government ministers in Britain have referred the case of the market dominance of major record labels to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The Digital,...
UK

UK Watchdog Takes On False “Greenwashing” Claims

Businesses falsely claiming environmental credentials could face sanctions, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) regulator stated on Monday, September 20, due to concerns...
UK

UK Health Minister Steps Down Over COVID Test Price-fixing Accusation

A British health minister at the center of a series of controversies over the government’s handling of coronavirus has been given the sack in Boris...
Viagogo

Viagogo Sells StubHub’s Business Outside North America

The UK’s competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), is having a busy month with its Sony Music / AWAL investigation, as well...
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