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Press releases
    OFT announcement on newspaper and magazine distribution

    The OFT has announced that, following a prioritisation assessment, including consultation with trade bodies and companies in the sector, it will not be carrying out an update review of the newspaper and magazine distribution sector.

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OFT launches review into payday lending

The OFT has launched an extensive review of the payday lending sector. This is in part prompted by concerns that some payday lenders may be taking advantage of people in financial difficulty.

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OFT chief to step down later this year

The OFT has announced that its Chief Executive, John Fingleton, is to step down later in 2012, after seven years in the role.

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OFT launches call for evidence on markets in remote communities across UK

The Office of Fair Trading is launching a fact-finding review to understand more about the challenges facing consumers and businesses in remote communities across the UK.

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Speeches
    Competition in UK Banking

    John Fingleton gave a speech at a seminar entitled 'A competitive banking sector: Challenges in a post-crisis environment' organised by MLex in association with Lloyds Banking Group.

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Principal agent relationships in competition policy

John Fingleton speech at New Frontiers of Antitrust, Assemblée nationale, Paris on 10 February 2012.

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The Economics of Compliance

John Fingleton gave a speech to Charles River Associates' conference on Economic Developments in European Competition Policy on 7 December, looking at the economics of compliance with competition law in the light of recent research by the OFT in this area.

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The OFT's competition portfolio

John Fingleton gave a speech to the Reed Smith Competition Forum 2011 on 15 November, outlining the current competition work of the OFT across its entire portfolio.

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What's new
What's new
OFT announcement on newspaper and magazine distribution

The OFT has announced that, following a prioritisation assessment, including consultation with trade bodies and companies in the sector, it will not be carrying out an update review of the newspaper and magazine distribution sector.

Newspapers on newsstand
Completed acquisition by Jewson of Build Center

Full text of the decision regarding the completed acquisition by Jewson of Build Center

Completed acquisition by Addison Lee plc of the private hire passenger car business of Lewis Day Transport plc

Full text of the completed acquisition by Addison Lee plc of the private hire passenger car business of Lewis Day Transport plc

OFT launches review into payday lending

The OFT has launched an extensive review of the payday lending sector. This is in part prompted by concerns that some payday lenders may be taking advantage of people in financial difficulty.

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Business advice

Understanding the laws that affect you is important when running a successful business. This section is a quick guide to the main rules covering how you sell, treat your customers, compete, and how you can protect your business from scams.

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Consumer advice

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