Competition Commission

'Benefit Delay Will Boost Payday Lenders'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK

George Osborne has been accused of driving hard-up people into the arms of payday lenders after delaying jobless benefit payments. The Chancellor u...

The Banks Are Not Off the Hook

Richard Lloyd | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Lloyd

The market power of the largest players has increased - and not because they have provided better customer service or value-for-money products, but because of government subsidies and bailouts. The result is that it's now almost impossible for smaller providers to gain a foothold in the market.

Charlie Thomas

Direct Line Shares 'Offer Good Value'

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK

Direct Line's initial public offering today represents good value for those looking to buy, according to stock analysts. Investment experts have sa...

Why Car Insurance Quotes Won't Drop In Price Any Time Soon

Charlie Thomas | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

The Office of Fair Trading has referred the car insurance industry to the Competition Commission following concerns motorists were being charged overl...

BAA Loses Three Year Battle To Keep Stansted Airport

Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

BAA has decided to sell Stansted airport after calling a halt to a three-year long dispute. In a statement the operator said: "After carefully cons...

Motor Insurance Market Referred To Watchdog Over Pushed Up Premiums

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK

The motor insurance market faces a probe by the Competition Commission after evidence emerged that insurers compete in a "dysfunctional" way that may ...

Give the Supermarket Watchdog Sharp Enough Teeth

Meredith Alexander | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Politics
Meredith Alexander

You would be startled if a supermarket tried to charge more than the sticker price at the till and shocked if they took extra money from your credit card several days after you went shopping. Supermarket suppliers, on the other hand, face these practices every day.

Stansted Airport Up For Sale As BAA Loses Appeal Bid

Posted 01.02.2012 | UK

Airport operator BAA may have to sell Stansted after it lost an appeal against a Competition Commission ruling on Wednesday morning. The Commission...

BAA To Sell Edinburgh Airport Over Competition Rules

PA | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

Airport operator BAA is to sell Edinburgh airport, the Spanish-owned company has announced.  BAA, which operates six UK airports, ...

Power Companies Want Competition Inquiry

PA | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Three of the UK's big six power companies want a competition inquiry into the gas and electricity market as a way to restore cust...

BAA Must Sell Stansted And Scottish Airport After Final Ruling

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK

The airport operator BAA must sell Stansted and either Glasgow or Edinburgh airports, the Competition Commission has said in its final ruling. The ...