Competition regime: Competition and Markets Authority - government's strategic priorities

Closed 16 Aug 2015

Opened 20 Jul 2015


This consultation is on the government’s proposed new Ministerial Strategic Steer for the Competition and Markets Authority. The Steer outlines the government's strategic priorities for the CMA.

When the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was established the government issued a non-binding Ministerial Strategic Steer outlining the government’s strategic priorities for the CMA.

The Steer provides a transparent statement of how the government sees competition fitting with its wider objectives for the economy. The Steer sits alongside the CMA’s accountability framework and its legal duties, particularly to promote competition for the benefit of consumers.

Why your views matter

We are seeking interested parties' views on the overall direction of the strategic priorities for the Competition and Market Authority (Strategic Steer for the Competition and Markets Authority) and the length of time the Steer should be in place for.

What happens next

The government will publish all of the responses received, unless specifically notified otherwise (see data protection section above for full details).

The government will, within four months of the close of the consultation, publish a response and issue the Strategic Steer.


  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Multinational businesses
  • Business journalists
  • Trade bodies
  • Legal representative
  • Medium business (50 to 250 staff)
  • Micro business (up to 9 staff)
  • Small business (10 to 49 staff)
  • Consumer organisations
  • Consumer law specialists
  • Consumers
  • Consumers
  • Charities
  • Local government
  • Charity or social enterprise
  • Central government
  • Individual


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