Guidelines for Business

Our guidance helps businesses to understand their obligations under law and promotes a culture of compliance

Bid-rigging: What you need to know

Date: 01/10/2018

This guide is intended to help you spot some tell-tale signs of bid-rigging or collusive tendering, as well as practical advice on what you can do to prevent bid-rigging and what to do if you suspect that it has happened.

Consumer Protection Guidelines for Mobile Phone Traders

Date: 03/11/2017

These Guidelines will assist mobile phone traders in understanding the applicable consumer protection legislation and the obligations placed on them when concluding contracts with consumers for mobile phone handsets with or without an electronic communications service.

Textile Labelling Regulations

Date: 11/05/2016

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is responsible for enforcing the legislation in respect of textile labelling i.e. European Union (Textile Fibre Names and Related Labelling and Marking of the Fibre Composition of Textile Products) Regulations 2012 [S.I. No. 142 of 2012].

Consortium Bidding

Date: 23/04/2015

The guide is aimed at making it easier for SMEs to access procurement opportunities. It was developed to assist businesses who want to join together to form a consortium to submit a joint tender for a public contract.


Date: 20/11/2014

Hotel and guesthouse owners should be aware of their obligations to consumers and ensure they comply with particular regulations relating to their trade.

Electrical Appliances: Pricing and Recycling Guidance

Date: 07/11/2014

Retailers have legal obligations regarding the actual prices, previous prices and recommended prices of their goods. These prices must be stated truthfully, and it …

Car Rental

Date: 04/10/2014

Find out more about your rights and obligations if your business provides cars for hire to the general public. Whenever a consumer hires a …

Guidance on Pay-TV Exclusivity in Apartment Developments

Date: 14/09/2014

The Competition Authority (predecessor of the CCPC) conducted a detailed investigation into the agreements entered into between builders and pay-TV providers in apartment blocks. The Authority formed the view that these agreements were not likely to breach competition law if they were not longer than five years in duration.


Date: 23/08/2014

If you are a hairdresser or a barber, you must run your business in accordance with the relevant regulations. There are laws for the …

Guidance on preferred repairer arrangements in the insurance sector

Date: 19/08/2014

Preferred repairer arrangements involve insurance companies entering into agreements with service providers to repair, restore or replace a car or building when an insurance claim is made.

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