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Competition Commission risks failing statutory duty in supermarket inquiry, says nef

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Competition Commission risks failing statutory duty in supermarket inquiry, says nef

The Competition Commission risks failing to examine the grocery market in line with its statutory duties, says nef, in its' response to the Commission’s Emerging Thinking. Obliged by law to defend the interests of both present and future consumers from the adverse effects of market failure, nef fears that the Commission’s approach is based on inadequate evidence and a failure to protect the interests of all consumer groups for access to a full range of shopping experiences, including independent local stores and street markets. The current loss of both undermines choice and innovation, which are measures of consumer detriment as defined by the Enterprise Act 2002.


By NEF, UK.


Business Policy Resource.


The Determinants of Investment in Industrial Research and Development in the United Kingdom and in G

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The Determinants of Investment in Industrial Research and Development in the United Kingdom and in Germany

Michela Vecchi, Ray Barrel, Bettina Becker, Jens Schmidt-Ehmcke and Andreas Stephan Investment in R&D has long been recognised as one of the main determinants of innovation and economic growth. This has led to the adoption of ambitious targets for increased R&D in the Lisbon agenda. But the UK’s chances of meeting those targets are receding: R&D intensity in the UK has actually declined since their adoption. In Germany, over the same period, it has risen significantly and consistently. This report seeks to identify the reasons behind the R&D intensity gap between the two countries and to suggest policies which could increase the amount of investment in R&D undertaken by business enterprises.


By AGF, UK.


Business Policy Resource.


Competition Commission risks failing statutory duty in supermarket inquiry, says nef

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Competition Commission risks failing statutory duty in supermarket inquiry, says nef

The Competition Commission risks failing to examine the grocery market in line with its statutory duties, says nef, in its' response to the Commission’s Emerging Thinking. The current loss of both undermines choice and innovation, which are measures of consumer detriment as defined by the Enterprise Act 2002.


By NEF, UK.


Business Policy Resource.