Seeking views on the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill
24 May 2023
The Communications and Digital Committee is looking into and seeking your views on the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill.
Digital markets have characteristics that make them more likely to be dominated by a small number of large firms. In April 2023 the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill was introduced in the House of Commons. The Government said the measures would improve consumer protection, regulate digital markets in a new way, and strengthen competition enforcement powers.
The Communications and Digital Committee is examining the extent to which the legislation will deliver on these objectives. The Committee is focusing in particular on Parts 1 and 2 of the Bill, which deal with digital markets and competition.
Baroness Stowell of Beeston, Chair of the Committee, said
“The new Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer Bill will be crucial in providing a fair deal for UK firms and consumers. Getting this legislation right should not be about bashing Big Tech. It is about ensuring digital markets provide a level playing field and the opportunity for innovation to flourish and consumers enjoy the benefits of greater choice. We are keen to hear from a range of perspectives from across the sector to help us scrutinise the Bill in detail.”
The Committee welcomes written contributions by 12 June 2023.