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Competition and Markets Authority

We make sure competition works for the benefit of people, businesses, and the UK economy.

London, UK







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Mission & purpose

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is a government organisation in the United Kingdom responsible for promoting fair competition and protecting consumers' interests in markets. The ultimate mission of the CMA is to ensure that businesses operate within a competitive environment, fostering innovation, choice, and fair pricing for consumers. The CMA investigates anti-competitive practices, conducts market studies, and provides regulatory oversight to prevent monopolies or unfair business practices. Its purpose is to create and maintain a competitive landscape where businesses can thrive, consumers have choices, and markets function efficiently. Through its enforcement and advocacy efforts, the CMA contributes to the overall economic well-being of the UK by ensuring that markets work in the best interest of consumers and businesses alike.


Benefits and financial support for families

Help if you look after children or plan to have or adopt a child. Includes Child Benefit.

Benefits and financial support if you're looking for work

Help if you're looking for a new job, are out of work or affected by redundancy. Includes Universal Credit and Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA).

Benefits and financial support if you're temporarily unable to work

Help if you’re unable to work because you’re ill or self-isolating. Includes Universal Credit and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

Benefits and financial support if you're disabled or have a health condition

Help if you're living with a health condition or disability. Includes Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

Benefits and financial support if you're caring for someone

Help if you regularly spend time caring for someone. Includes Universal Credit.

Benefits and financial support if you're on a low income

Help with heating, housing and other living costs. Includes Universal Credit.