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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Jersey Competition Law

DepartmentDepartment for the Economy
Start date21/02/2023
End date21/04/2023
Type of consultationWhite paper
Deadline for comments21/04/2023
Responses publish date01/09/2023

About the consultation

This consultation seeks your views on proposed legislative changes which, collectively, aim to ensure that Jersey's competition framework continues to support business innovation and growth, keeps prices down, and looks after the interests of consumers.

The Competition (Jersey) Law 2005 was introduced to promote competition in the supply of goods and services in the Island. 

The Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA) is responsible for enforcing the competition rules to ensure that businesses compete fairly and markets work well for consumers.

Reviews and recommendations

The proposals outlined in this consultation take into account recommendations from 3 past reviews:

  • 2015: Oxera reviewed Jersey’s regulatory and competition framework and identified several areas for which specific recommendations were made
  • 2015 and 2016: the JCRA consulted on a number of amendments to the merger control regime and issued several recommendations
  • 2018: Kassie Smith KC conducted an independent review of the JCRA and made a number of recommendations

Consultation recommendations

The recommendations have been split into four sections, and a paper produced for each section.

You can provide feedback on any and all of these papers.

How to submit comments to the consultation

This consultation has closed, and the responses are summarised in the pdf below.

Data protection

The information you provide will be processed in compliance with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018. For more information, see the Department for the Economy privacy notices and retention schedule. 

Under the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011, information submitted to this consultation may be released if a Freedom of Information (FOI) request requires it, but no personal data may be released. 

This consultation closes on 21 April 2023. The Government will carefully consider all views submitted in the context of this consultation and publish a summary of the feedback received, a consultation response and the next steps.

Responses to the consultation

​Consultation on Amendments to the Competition (Jersey) Law 2005: Response Paper

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