Consultation Papers

Below is a full list of recent consultations that the RMI have submitted responses to. Alternatively, you can click on the links below to search for consultation responses relevant to a specific policy area, or search by date using the navigation to the right of the screen.

PRIVATE ACTIONS IN COMPETITION LAW - A CONSULTATION ON OPTIONS FOR REFORM: DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND SKILLS

The core reforms of the consultation are: extending the abilities and range of the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT); introducing an opt-out collection actions regime for competitive law; promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and ensuring private actions compliment the public enforcement regime. The NFDA is in support of any proposed initiative that benefits and enhances both consumers and businesses abilities to seek redress for anti competitive practices. The NFDA has placed great emphasis in response to the consultation on the former and the effects of such on SMEs who are often in a weaker negotiating position against more powerful manufacturers. Additionally, the NFDA has submitted that the process of redress would be improved through enhancing the system of collective redress/representative action.  Finally, the NFDA has stated it wishes to see an extension to the Competition Act 1998, to enable trade associations to seek redress on behalf of their members.

Click here to download the NFDA response 

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