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Comment: UK CMA keeps powder dry over funeral-sector pricing controls, but Covid call awaits

By Simon Zekaria
  • 17 Aug 2020 04:31
  • 17 Aug 2020 04:31
Funeral directors and crematorium providers may be feeling relieved right now that Covid-19 has forced the UK competition agency to shelve potential price regulation, but for now they're not by any means off the hook for price controls.
It's no great surprise that the pandemic altered the trajectory, and findings, of

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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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