Damages Directive Implementation

Closed 9 Mar 2016

Opened 28 Jan 2016


The Damages Directive is designed to make it easier for businesses and individuals to claim for compensation when they have been victims of a breach of European competition law.

The consultation sets out the UK Government's proposed approach to the relatively minor changes required to implement the Directive in the UK.

Why your views matter

We are seeking interested parties' views on our intended approach to implementing the EU Directive on damages for breaches of competition law, and the policy options which we believe will enable us to meet our obligation.


  • 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
  • Businesses
  • Consumers
  • Charities
  • Local government
  • Charity or social enterprise
  • Central government
  • Individual


  • Economic growth
  • Innovation