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IoD North West & Yorkshire: Working together to support economic recovery in your region

27 Jan 2021
IoD Yorkshire & North East Online, Online

Working together to support economic recovery in your region: In conversation with Jennifer Halliday, CMA Director and North West, Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Champion 

What can attendees expect from the session?

The global pandemic has hit everyone hard.  In particular, the northern regions have faced strict tiered restrictions since before the second national lockdown.  This, combined with the composition of the local economy and uncertainty surrounding EU Exit, has led to business pressure and strain. 

Now more than ever, a level playing field where SMEs can compete to the best of their abilities, is critical for recovery.

In this session Jennifer is keen to hear from local businesses about the competition and consumer protection issues they face, gather views on economic recovery and director level responsibility.  In turn Jennifer will update on the CMA’s work and advice for company directors.  

The CMA wants to build a collaborative relationship with businesses in the region. We want to better understand local pressures and issues, share advice, and gather views to help shape CMA priorities.  

Have your voice heard by joining the discussion.

Key details

Date & time: 27 Jan 2021 11:00 - 12:00
Location: IoD Yorkshire & North East Online, Online
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About the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA):

The CMA, formerly the Office of Fair Trading and Competition Commission, is the UK’s primary competition and consumer authority. It is an independent non-ministerial government department with responsibility for strengthening business competition, carrying out investigations into mergers, markets and the regulated industries and enforcing competition and consumer law. 

Key aims of the CMA, outlined in its draft 2021/22 annual plan (currently open for consultation) include helping drive recovery during and after the coronavirus pandemic, protecting vulnerable consumers and supporting the UK economy by fostering competition to promote innovation, productivity and growth.


Jennifer Halliday, CMA Director and Regional Champion for the North of England 

Jennifer has been a Director at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) since its inception in 2014.  Alongside being Director of Advocacy and External Relations she is the CMA’s Regional Champion for the North of England and Director of the CMA’s Covid-19 Taskforce. 

Prior to her current roles at the CMA, Jennifer has directed mergers inquiries, including public interest cases. She was co-Director of the Fox/Sky merger investigation. 
Prior to the CMA, she spent 10 years at the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) working across mergers, market studies, and leading consumer and anti-trust investigations. During her tenure, she was also head of the OFT’s private office and legal adviser to John Fingleton when he was CEO.



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Please note, this is a member only event and we are looking to hear from businesses within the specified region. Please register your interest to attend below. 

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