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From 1 April 2014 the Competition Commission is abolished and its functions transferred to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). There will be no further updates to this website after 31 March.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) brings together the Competition Commission (CC) and the competition and certain consumer functions of the OFT. The CMA takes on its full powers and responsibilities on 1 April 2014.


This is an exciting time to work at the CC. The government is planning to merge the CC with the OFT in 2014 to create the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Posts therefore offer the opportunity to help shape the future of competition policy in the UK with the creation of the CMA and to obtain relevant experience in a key area of the work of the new Authority.

TypingWorking at the CC will provide you with the opportunity to be part of an outstanding professional and specialist organization where your work will contribute to beneficial and tangible results for UK consumers:

'The CC and the OFT have estimated direct financial benefits to consumers of £465 million for 2010/11 for the market investigation regime and £127 million for mergers in the same period'
- CC Annual Report and Accounts 2010/11

Our staff are praised for their expertise, skill and professionalism. The CC has been awarded the maximum five stars in the annual Global Competition Review rating for the past five years. Working with the CC would provide you with the opportunity to contribute to our high-quality and rigorous work.

We recognize that people have commitments outside the office, and so we encourage our staff to balance the demands of work and home by offering a generous annual leave entitlement and the opportunity to work flexibly both in terms of structuring the week and, where possible, allowing roles to be carried out part-time. We also offer competitive market-based salaries, the option of joining the Civil Service pension scheme, and we encourage individual staff development through our internal learning events, financial assistance for learning and staff development programmes.

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