On 18 March 2024, the Department for Business and Trade announced that it is consulting on competition and consumer protection related information sharing between relevant UK public authorities.

The consultation paper highlights that the sharing of information among regulators and public bodies plays an important role in effective enforcement and regulation, and that there can

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enabling the two regulators to investigate criminal cartel offences, either jointly or independently.

The criminal cartel offence under English law was enshrined in the Enterprise Act 2002, which criminalised the