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Business Committee quizzes Competition and Markets Authority and Ofcom chiefs

27 January 2022

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee will hold an evidence session with witnesses including the chief executives of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and Ofcom, as part of its inquiry on state aid and post-Brexit competition policy, at 10.30am on Tuesday 1 February.

Purpose of the session

In this third session of the inquiry, the cross-party group of MPs will ask questions about possible changes to competition policy that could arise from the increasing dominance of tech giants in digital markets.

There will also be questions about how the CMA’s role could change in relation to the UK’s competition regime and digital market regulations, and how those markets might be impacted. 

The Committee may also question how the CMA, Ofcom and Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF) will collaborate with domestic and overseas organisations such as the European Commission and the Federal Trade Commission to improve digital regulation.


Tuesday 1 February 2022

From 10.30am:

  • Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive, Competition and Markets Authority
  • Dame Melanie Dawes, Chief Executive, Ofcom, Chair, Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum

From 11.30am:

  • Neil Ross, Head of Policy, techUK
  • Camilla de Coverly Veale, Head of Regulation, The Coalition for a Digital Economy
  • Sunil Patel, Chief Data Officer, Partner, PwC 


The survey closes on 10 February.

Also as part of this inquiry, the BEIS Committee has launched an online survey welcoming the public’s views on consumer rights and protections.

The survey questions focus on consumers’ experiences of needing to use or find information about their consumer rights and protections. It also asks survey participants whether the UK’s consumer rights laws are effective and provide the public with the correct level of protection and right of redress.

Further information

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