Administrative Reform of the Competition and Markets Authority following Brexit
Administrative Reform of the Competition and Markets Authority following BrexitIntroductionAmong the multi-dimensional changes Brexit will trigger, an administrative reform is inevitable. The scope of timing of this reform, justifies the prediction that the changes to the largest branch of the UK government will be wide-ranging and fast-paced. Despite that, the debate on administrative challenges in the UK post-Brexit has been largely neglected. Although the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a number of technical notices explaining how various areas of law will be affected if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, including one on competition law, this does not even begin to cover the challenges facing the administration post-Brexit. This short blog will try to address some of the challenges awaiting one UK administrative body, namely the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).