The Competition Commission has published an issues statement
as part of its market investigation into privately-funded healthcare services.
The Office of Fair Trading referred the market to the CC for
investigation in April. The CC is now carrying out its own comprehensive
investigation, to see if there are any features of this market that prevents,
restricts or distorts competition and, if so, what action might be taken to remedy
The issues statement identifies clearly for all interested
parties the key questions which the inquiry is examining at this stage and its
proposed approach to these.
The CC is required to report by 3 April 2014.
Private health insurance news: 26 June 2012