Competition Commission

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Competition Commission

a body charged with controlling cartels, monopolies and mergers and hearing appeals against the Director General of Fair Trading in such matters. Its decisions maybe challenged in the High Court or the Court of Session in Scotland. It is modelled partly on the Commission of the European Union's function in competition matters (see COMPETITION POLICY).
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Israel's monopolies commission opposed an initial agreement between the government, Noble and its Israeli partner Delek, leading to months of further negotiations under strong political pressure.
The Monopolies Commission takes the view that a purely preventive regulation--irrespective of potential abuses--is not currently warranted.
Between them, they have the power to set prices that will give a comfortable return, and there is little likelihood of them amalgamating with each other, for the Monopolies Commission might have strong words to say.
Rowley's primary graduate training was in industry studies (his 1964 dissertation addressed the British Monopolies Commission and was published almost immediately by Allen and Unwin in London, quite an achievement then or now).
You want to be the market leader, and yes the monopolies commission might not like it, but you do actually get more money from being a monopoly.
80s 1981 The Government came under pressure from both Tory and Labour MPs to refer Rupert Murdoch's bid to take over The Times and the Sunday Times to the Monopolies Commission.
My view was simply that we have a monopolies commission to stop companies being too powerful in Britain, but no such control exists globally.
He asked why there was only one Monopolies Commission, demanded heated lavatory seats for the elderly and suggested abolishing income tax because it had only been introduced as a temporary measure to finance the Napoleonic Wars.
In any other area of commercial enterprise the Monopolies Commission would be holding an enquiry.
In fact if it wasn't for the arrival of Boom Street, it might even be a job for the Monopolies Commission.
THE RACE RICHARD HANNON must be in danger of being referred to the monopolies commission, such is his domination of Goodwood's main two-year-old races.
These undertakings enabled the then Trade and Industry Secretary John Biffen to sidestep a reference to the then Monopolies Commission.