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Press releases
    OFT approves will writers’ Code of Practice

    The Institute of Professional Willwriters has achieved OFT approval for its code of practice under the Consumer Code of Approval Scheme.

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OFT examines legal implications of pricing research

The OFT has published a discussion paper on how new fair trading laws might apply to common pricing practices such as 'three for two' deals or 'was £60, now £30' offers.

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OFT warns festival-goers of online ticket scams as new figures reveal scale of problem

More than 5000 fans were scammed when trying to buy tickets for the UK's top music festivals last summer, figures released for the OFT's Just Tick It campaign reveal.

Just Tick It
British travellers warned against World Cup and international festival scams

The Office of Fair Trading is warning fans who are preparing to travel to attend an overseas music or sporting event to be aware of scam ticketing websites that could leave them miles from home, out of pocket and with no way to get into the event.

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Speeches
    New decade, new Government - reflections in possible evolution of the UK's competition and consumer regimes

    Philip Collins' speech to the Law Society Competition Section Annual Conference on the possible evolution of the UK's competition and consumer regimes.

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The International Competition Network: Planning for the Second Decade

A speech made by John Fingleton at the 9th Annual Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, 27-29 April 2010.

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Making financial markets work well for consumers - Philip Collins, OFT Chairman

The third annual Currie lecture at the Cass Business School and a related opinion piece in the Daily Telegraph

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The next decade: ensuring that competitive markets continue to deliver good outcomes for UK consumers and the economy

John Fingleton's speech to the Regulatory Policy Institute & ESRC Centre for Competition Policy's conference on the Role of Competition in Public Policy.

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What's new
What's new
Completed acquisition by GB Oils Limited of Brogan Holdings Limited

Full text of the decision regarding the completed acquisition by GB Oils Limited of Brogan Holdings Limited.

Completed acquisition by Sports Direct International plc of a minority shareholding in Blacks Leisure Group

Full text of the decision regarding the completed acquisition by Sports Direct International plc of a minority shareholding in Blacks Leisure Group.

OFT approves will writers’ Code of Practice

The Institute of Professional Willwriters has achieved OFT approval for its code of practice under the Consumer Code of Approval Scheme.

Writing a will
Project Canvas

The OFT has today published the full text of its decision on Project Canvas, which was found not to qualify.

Business advice

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