EXCLUSIVE: CMA reveals enforcement priorities

Author: Lizzie Meager | Published: 10 Nov 2016

Michael Grenfell, CMA
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will continue to increase both its caseload and the number of enforcement decisions reached going forward.

Speaking at IFLR’s Competition Law Forum in London yesterday, the competition regulator’s head of enforcement Michael Grenfell said that it also aims to be more transparent and speed up decision-making, where possible.

IFLR reported earlier this year that the regulator’s caseload had almost doubled since November 2015, but just a few weeks later the watchdog was on the receiving end of some criticism in the form of a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

The auditor noted in February that in the years between 2012 and 2014, the CMA made an average of just 3.6 infringement decisions per...