Bonfire of Quangos will Reduce Consumer Switching and Threaten Effective Competition

October 15, 2010

(by Catherine Waddams) Markets need active consumers to work well, and abolishing Consumer Focus and merging the Office of Fair Trading with the Competition Commission weakens the very support they need to be a vigorous force to discipline markets.  Research from the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) shows that some consumers are inactive across all markets, and they need support to gain the best benefits and keep companies on their toes.   Read the rest of this entry »