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Comment: UK antitrust watchdog's promised new powers could change enforcement landscape

By Simon Zekaria
  • 21 Apr 2022 13:12
  • 21 Apr 2022 13:12
The UK competition regulator has long warned that its fight to safeguard consumer interests needed a reboot, but it had to wait for the legislative backing to bolster its enforcement efforts. It has now got that backing.

The UK government confirmed yesterday that it planned to give the Competition and Markets Authority a suite

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Simon Zekaria

Senior Correspondent

Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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