Anneliese Dodds MEP

The South East's Voice in Europe

Competition Authorities to Investigate Punch Taverns Takeover

The proposed takeover of Punch Taverns by Heineken is due to be investigated by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) following a letter that I sent calling for a thorough investigation.

Last month I sent a letter to both the European Commission and the CMA to call for proper scrutiny of the deal after several constituents raised it with me. Both institutions replied saying that the CMA would be analysing the proposed takeover to make sure that it does not reduce choice and competition for consumers.

I will continue to scrutinise this deal closely and you can read the full letter from the CMA here.

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