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September 17, 2020

CCPC issues preliminary findings to organisations under investigation in the private motor insurance sector

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has today issued preliminary findings to five insurers, an insurance industry trade association and an insurance broker: …...

September 1, 2020

VAT reduction & pricing – knowing your business obligations

As part of the Government’s July Stimulus Package, the standard rate of VAT has been reduced from 23% to 21%, effective from today [1 …...

August 24, 2020

CCPC requests submissions for new strategy statement

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has an economy-wide remit to enforce competition and consumer protection law. We work to achieve our vision …...

August 17, 2020

CCPC launches online financial education seminars for workplaces nationwide

In these unprecedented times, financial well-being is a growing focus for many workplace wellness programmes. Personal finances can be a cause of significant stress …...

July 30, 2020

CCPC Publishes 2019 Annual Report

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has today published our 2019 Annual Report. The report details the work of the CCPC in 2019 …...

July 22, 2020

CCPC to carry out a phase 2 investigation of Link Group/Pepper merger

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has decided to carry out a full (Phase 2) investigation into the proposed acquisition by Link Group …...

July 20, 2020

‘Disguised Car Trader’ receives four month suspended sentence for misleading consumers

A Castlebar car dealer, James Hughes, has received a four month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and must pay €2,500 in costs to the …...

July 8, 2020

Berendsen/Kings Laundry merger update

On 8 July 2019, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) cleared, subject to a number of legally binding commitments, the proposed acquisition of …...

July 1, 2020

CCPC warns businesses must act independently when setting prices during reopening phase

CCPC engages with trade associations following public statements to warn against co-ordination Any new prices & charges must adhere to competition and consumer protection …...

June 15, 2020

Changes to terms and conditions in consumer contracts

The restrictions introduced due to COVID-19 to limit the spread of the virus has led to wide-spread cancellation or deferral of events and services, …...

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