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OFT launches education campaign to warn of new powers

The Office of Fair Trading is launching an extensive education programme and compliance campaign to help businesses adhere to the Competition Act 1998.


In March 2000 new competition law prohibitions come into force giving the OFT new investigation and enforcement powers.


Business has 15 months to examine trading practices and train staff to comply with the Act.


The OFT will give early guidance to companies about prohibited agreements and how it will be implementing the new law and its priorities.

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