Help for business

Information to help you and your business

How does competition law apply to me and my business?

Find out what competition law is and how it applies to your business. Learn how you can make sure you stay on the right side of the law, and also how to make sure you and your business do not become victims of anti-competitive behaviour by others.

How does consumer protection law apply to me and my business?

Consumers are protected by consumer protection laws when it comes to buying goods and services.  Find out what your obligations are as a business when it comes to consumers’ rights.

Grocery Sector Regulations

The purpose of the Grocery Regulations is to facilitate greater certainty and transparency between grocery businesses and their suppliers. We are responsible for monitoring compliance, investigating complaints and, where appropriate, taking enforcement action. Find out more about the Regulations and reporting requirements.

Platform to Business Regulations

The CCPC is responsible for monitoring compliance with and enforcement of the Platform to Business Regulations. These rules create a fair business environment for smaller businesses and traders on online platforms. Find out more about the P2B Regulations.

Guidelines for business

We have a number of guidelines for businesses in various sectors, covering information on competition and consumer protection law, to help you understand what you need to do in order to make sure you comply.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

The CCPC has a role in relation to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes that aim to resolve disputes between consumers and traders out-of-court. Find out more about ADR and authorised ADR entities.


The CCPC has responsibility for the licensing of pawnbrokers. Learn how pawning works, how to apply to become a pawnbroker and see the list of licensed pawnbrokers in Ireland.

Credit intermediaries

Check the list of authorised credit intermediaries, find out what’s involved if you want to offer credit to your customers and how to go about applying to be an authorised credit intermediary. You can also find the details of any revoked credit intermediaries.

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