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We are committed to tackling consumer rip-offs and bad business practices, including profiteering. Although the vast majority of businesses are acting responsibly during the national effort to tackle Covid-19, a small minority are seeking to exploit the situation. The Competition and Markets Authority are seeing the number of complaints against firms engaging in profiteering decreasing.
We are working with the CMA and other consumer and retail organisations to monitor the extent of profiteering and will update the law if it is proportionate to do so. The CMA has approached over 250 traders and trade associations to challenge price rises for essential products.