For Project Rainbow, the OFT
found that, consistent with the original EU state aid agreement, RBS s plan will result in a credible small and medium-sized (SME) bank, especially for businesses with a turnover of between Au1 million and Au25 million.
Speaking in the Commons, Mr Opperman said: "We have concerns that the OFT
, despite having had repeated evidence, particularly in rural Northumberland, of a lack of competition, has still failed to act.
Nov 2005: Competition Appeals Tribunal quashes OFT
decision not to refer grocery to the Competition Commission.
But the OFT
said its probe into the current account market has already "triggered substantial changes", with banks signing up to a raft of commitments it hopes will lead to improvements.
Ryanair Head of Communications Stephen McNamara said: "What the OFT
must realise is that passengers prefer Ryanair's model.
An example given by the OFT
is that if a director signing off expense claims suspects that the employee concerned is using the funds to meet competitors for anti-competitive purposes, they should take steps to enquire into that activity and stop it.
also said there had been complaints alleging "predatory behaviour" by existing bus operators to see off competition from new entrants.
statement said its had carefully assessed and consulted publicly on the proposed undertakings, as well as on the identity of the buyers in the 24 local areas that were subject to an up-front buyer provision compensation.
On 17 October 2008, Graham's The Family Dairy was advised by the OFT
that the case was closed following consultation with the complainant and confirmed its view that there is no merit in continuing with its investigation.
is not made aware of the contacts between bidders, leaving it with a false impression of the level of competition and this may result in it paying inflated prices," the OFT
has awarded an additional GBP80,000 to Citizens Advice to assist in the delivery of the Save Xmas campaign.
said it had been monitoring the house-building market after recommendations in the government's landmark 2004 Barker housing supply review and had found cause for concern the sector was "not working well for consumers".
is a government consumer body and one of its main tasks is to make markets work well for the consumer.
joined forces with government agencies around the world for 48 hours in a coordinated assault upon scammers and spammers.
Those signing up agreed to several initiatives such as "encouraging communication and coordination between agencies to achieve efficient and effective enforcement," according to an OFT