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Dunne, Niamh (2021) Concurrency. In: Rodger, Barry, Whelan, Peter and MacCulloch, Angus, (eds.) The UK Competition Regime: A Twenty-Year Retrospective. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 255-281. ISBN 9780198868026

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Identification Number: 10.1093/oso/9780198868026.003.0010


In Chapter 10, Niamh Dunne tackles a key and developing enforcement issue which had not been dealt with in either of the preceding collections: ‘Concurrency’. The concurrency regime empowers certain sector regulators in the UK to apply the competition rules in tandem with the Competition and Markets Authority. Reflecting a strong ideological preference for the benefits of competition over more prescriptive forms of regulatory supervision, the regime has, however, struggled to deliver effective enforcement in practice. This chapter discusses the evolution of the concurrency framework with particular emphasis on the enhancements introduced by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, which sought both to encourage regulators to make greater use of their concurrent powers, and to give the CMA a more formal leadership role in assisting them to do so. Subsequent enforcement activity is discussed, alongside the future prospects of competition law in the regulated sectors.

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Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2022 15:36
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