Start date: 15 July 2009
Close date: 21 October 2009
The OFT has published a consultation setting out its provisional thinking on how it can become increasingly transparent and open in the way it works.
These proposals focus on putting substantially more information in the public domain, and on how the we engage with interested parties during investigations and its other work. They include:
- publishing summary information about all competition and consumer enforcement cases when opened
- considering the circumstances in which we can provide timetables, including giving more notice of our intention to collect substantial amounts of information
- inviting suggestions about how we should best share provisional thinking on cases and projects
- making permanent the pilot of publishing contact details for OFT staff responsible for specific pieces of work.
We would welcome comments from all our stakeholders, including business and consumer groups, legal and economic advisers as well as individual businesses.
Download the Transparency consultation (pdf 499 kb)
This has now closed.
Individual responses are available below.
If you think the OFT could make further improvements to its transparency, please send your suggestions to Jessica Nardin at:
Office of Fair Trading
2-6 Salisbury Square
London EC4Y 8JX
Telephone: 020 7211 8942
Fax: 020 7211 5838
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