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Annex 1 - Competition Assessment

The competition filter below provides an indication of whether the proposal would risk a negative effect on competition.

Q1. In the market(s) affected by the new regulation, does any firm have more than a 10% market share?

YES

Q2 In the market(s) affected by the new regulation, does any firm have more than a 20% market share?

NO

Q3. In the market(s) affected by the new regulation, do the largest three firms together have at least a 50% market share?

NO

Q4. Would the costs of the regulation affect some firms substantially more than others?

NO

Q5. Is the regulation likely to affect the market structure, changing the number or size of firms?

NO

Q6. Would the regulation lead to higher set up costs, for new or potential firms, that existing firms do not have to meet?

NO

Q7. Would the Regulation lead to higher ongoing costs, for new or potential firms, that existing firms do not have to meet?

NO

Q8. Is the market characterised by rapid technological change?

NO

Q9. Would the regulation restrict the ability of firms to choose the price, quality, range or location of their products?

YES. But only insofar as mirrors, which are currently supplied as a manufacturer's option, would need to be supplied on a mandatory basis.

It is concluded from the above that there is unlikely to be a negative competitive impact from the regulation.