Guidelines for Business

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

Small Claims

Date: 21/06/2014

Sometimes businesses are taken to court through the Small Claims process by consumers or other businesses. Among the reasons consumers and businesses use this …


Date: 03/06/2014

Consumers have various rights when they buy a service, though there are no hard and fast rules, and every case is different.¬†Under the Sale …

Guidance on Trade Associations

Date: 28/05/2014

This Guidance Notice informs the business community and trade associations of the limits that competition law places on joint or coordinated action by competitors.

Licensed Premises

Date: 27/05/2014

If you run a licensed premises there are laws about how you must display your prices to consumers. The particular regulation is called the …

Restaurants and Cafes

Date: 05/05/2014

If you sell food to be consumed on your premises there are various rules about how shops and services must display their prices, so …

Product Prices

Date: 13/04/2014

In general, you must display the selling price of every item offered for sale, and you should make it clear what particular item the …

Declaration and guidance on exclusive purchasing agreements for cylinder liquefied petroleum gas

Date: 11/04/2014

The Competition Authority Cylinder LPG Declaration has expired.


Date: 25/03/2014

The law and the licensing system in this area make a distinction between tour operators and travel agents. In general terms: A tour operator …

Guidance on Refusal to Supply

Date: 05/02/2014

A refusal to supply does not necessarily constitute a breach of the Competition Act 2002 (the Act). In general firms should be able to contract with parties of their choice; there is no compulsory requirement under law for a firm to supply.

Guidance on Consultant Medical Fees

Date: 03/02/2014

In 2006 the Competition Authority (predecessor of the CCPC) published a consultation document to determine the scope of guidance that could be provided in …

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