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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Here's a riddle for you, up there with the sound of one hand clapping, why is the slower car always in front of you and why was there only one Monopolies Commission?
But also ones such as why only one Monopolies commission? Deep, then plain daft!
class="MsoNormalI would also task the monopolies commission to investigate concentration of economic power and to recommend how to eliminate the parasitic classes that are always waiting in the wings to make supernormal profits from food shortages.
He refers to an analysis of the German Monopolies Commission, which has found quite ambivalent effects of this market intervention.
3.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.
For example, Germany's Monopolkommission (Monopolies Commission) recently concluded a wide-ranging investigation into competition in digital markets.
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).
"I define success if my businesses are being investigated by the monopolies commission. 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. It was claimed it would mean the most massive concentration of newspapers under a single ownership in British journalistic history.
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.