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Proposal to continue Short form Opinions under new CMA regime welcomed

A new consultation by the CMA proposes to continue the pilot of the Short form Opinion (SfO) process introduced in 2010.   The consultation document reads: 4.1 In 2010, the OFT reviewed its approach to opinions under the Modernisation guideline (OFT442) in response to concerns raised by business and other stakeholders that some forms of […]

House of Lords Science & Technology Select Committee publishes advice on voluntary agreements»

In the context of a wider study on behaviour change strategies, the House of Lords Science & Technology Select committee has published advice on voluntary agreements. FINAL REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS ON VOLUNTARY AGREEMENTS (July 2011) Chapter 5 5.13.  In general, the evidence supports the conclusion that non-regulatory or regulatory measures used in isolation are often not likely […]

Emerging perspectives on ‘Responsibility Deals’»

A range of views are starting to surface on the Coalition Government’s planned Responsibility Deals.  In the early days of the Coalition the lack of understanding of what constitutes a ‘Responsibility Deal’ has clearly unsettled both NGOs, opposition politicians and some business representatives.  Take a look here for a reminder of Responsibility Deals as they […]

Marks & Spencer call for Government action on Competition Law flaws»

In Marks & Spencer’s response to the Department for Business consultation on Corporate Responsibility (7 July 2013) the company calls for action on Competition Law flaws saying: “The Government should encourage all major sectors to adopt a common sustainability framework such as the one (A Better Retailing Climate) developed for the retail sector by the British […]

EU launches Better Self- and Co- Regulation Community of Practice»

There is growing evidence that self- and co-regulation can only be effective and efficient if they respect basic design principles, such as openness, inclusiveness and accountability. This calls for a new culture of relationships between civil society organisations, the business community and policy-makers. In response the European Commission has consulted on a set of principles […]

Respond now to BIS Competition Consultation – Deadline: 13 June 2011»

The Cooperatition Incubator is encouraging all our campaign partners to try and submit a response to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) consultation on the future of the UK competition regulation regime: Consultation document: A competition regime for growth – A consultation on options for reform Since 2008 Business in the Community and […]

Reflections on inelasticity/elasticity and voluntary agreements»

INTRODUCTION When a business seeks to implement an ethical change in what it is doing (where ‘ethical’ connotes some public policy/sustainability objective) then there will be some different types of economic impact that it will experience. In summary some key elements of these delineations include: Win-win versus non-win-win (i.e. whether, at the same time as […]