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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The move comes after the European Commission initially objected to the agreements after a report published by the UK's anti-trust body (Monopolies and Mergers Commission) highlighted areas that were anti-competitive.
The low level of interest in dual pricing is in line with the findings of the 1989 Monopolies and Mergers Commission report.
The orders were introduced more than 10 years ago following a report by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission which raised concerns about the tie between large breweries and their huge pub estates.
The overhaul of Milk Marque follows a probe into the raw milk market by the former Monopolies and Mergers Commission.
Ladbroke's efforts to expand their betting shop business by buying Coral fell foul of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.
The bid is still being considered by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.
Its offer will face close scrutiny by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission because it owns about 20% of the electricity generation market.
The investigation into the sale of raw milk in Britain began more than 18 months ago after a referral by the Office of Fair Trading to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, now the Competition Commission.