Covid overpricing: Watchdog takes a sledgehammer to a fly
Competition Tribunal panellist suggests ‘justice must be tempered with compassion’ as Competition Commission deals with the case of a small business making protective gear
The Competition Commission, which has now received more than 900 complaints of excessive pricing relating to coronavirus products like masks, says it’s determined to root out profiteering during the pandemic.
But the very first case involving Covid-19-related products, which was heard last week at the Competition Tribunal, which acts as an antitrust court, raised sharp questions over whether the commission is targeting small businesses as “easy wins”...
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