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Following the OFT's 2008 Market Study, banks have agreed to make personal current account costs more transparent and the switching process more reliable and trusted.
The OFT has imposed fines totalling £129.5 million on 103 construction firms in England which it has found had colluded with competitors on building contracts.
In a separate case, the OFT has imposed fines totalling £39.27 million on six recruitment agencies for price-fixing and the collective boycott of another company in the supply of candidates to the construction industry.
Two separate market studies into advertising and pricing have been launched. The first looks at online targeting of advertising, the second at advertising of prices, including online.
A market study has also been launched into the corporate insolvency industry.
Following a two-month consultation on the findings of its market study into Isle of Wight ferry services, the OFT will not be referring the market to the Competition Commission at the present time.
The OFT has published a report, commissioned from London Economics, which evaluates the impact of a sample of six completed consumer enforcement cases. The study found these six cases delivered positive benefits for consumers - totalling an estimated £243 million per year.
The OFT is launching the 'Your doorstep, your decision' campaign to raise awareness particularly among women over 70, their families, friends and carers, of how to handle the sales tactics used by rogue doorstep traders.
Over the next few months OFT will be launching campaigns on lottery scams, Consumer codes of practice and Scams awareness month.
The OFT has prepared a policy statement explaining the role of self-regulation in the OFT's consumer protection work.