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OFT fines three estate agents a total of £246,665 for breaching money laundering regulations

Three estate agents based in London, Northamptonshire and Cardiff have been fined a total of £246,665 by the OFT, for failing to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations 2007.

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OFT issues decision in mobility scooters sector

The OFT has today found that Pride Mobility Products Limited and some of its retailers have infringed competition law regarding the sale of mobility scooters.

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OFT finds scope for improvement in purchase and supply of public sector ICT

An OFT market study has found that competition could work better in the purchase and supply of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) products and services to the public sector.

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OFT refers healthcare product merger to the Competition Commission

The OFT has today referred to the Competition Commission the completed acquisition by Alliance Medical Limited of the manufacturing assets of IBA Molecular UK Limited used to produce Fluorodeoxyglucose 18F (FDG-18).

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Press Statements
OFT statement on energy competition review

The OFT has welcomed Ofgem’s provisional decision today to refer the energy market for an in depth investigation by a Group of independent Panel Members at the Competition and Markets Authority.

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Competition in energy markets – assessment framework published

Ofgem, the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition and Markets Authority have today announced a framework for how they will assess competition in the energy market, looking at both the domestic and small business markets.

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OFT statement on DECC announcement of review of competition in energy market

The OFT will be working with Ofgem as it takes forward this review of competition in the energy market, including working together to formalise the metrics, project framework and timetable.

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Joint statement from the OFT, the Competition Commission and Monitor

The OFT, the CC and Monitor are committed to ensuring the interests of patients remain at the heart of reviewing public hospital mergers and have published a short joint document clarifying how they work together.

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Speeches
Enforcement of consumer and competition law – lessons in best practice and cultural change

Enforcement of consumer and competition law – lessons in best practice and cultural change, a speech by Clive Maxwell

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Enforcement Investigations - now and under the new regime

Enforcement Investigations - 2 July 2013

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Competition in public services

Competition in public services - 23 May 2013

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The Competition and IP Interface: setting the scene

The Competition and IP Interface: setting the scene - 7 May 2013

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OFT fines three estate agents a total of £246,665 for breaching money laundering regulations

Three estate agents based in London, Northamptonshire and Cardiff have been fined a total of £246,665 by the OFT, for failing to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations 2007.

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OFT issues decision in mobility scooters sector

The OFT has today found that Pride Mobility Products Limited and some of its retailers have infringed competition law regarding the sale of mobility scooters.

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OFT statement on energy competition review

The OFT has welcomed Ofgem’s provisional decision today to refer the energy market for an in depth investigation by a Group of independent Panel Members at the Competition and Markets Authority.

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Completed acquisition by European Metal Recycling Limited of five sites and certain assets of Sita Metal Recycling Limited

Full text of the decision regarding the completed acquisition by European Metal Recycling Limited of five sites and certain assets of Sita Metal Recycling Limited.

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Understanding the laws that affect you is important when running a successful business. This section is a quick guide to the main rules covering how you sell, treat your customers, compete, and how you can protect your business from scams.

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