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Digital Markets Taskforce

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 72903, tabled on 13 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the membership of the Digital Markets Taskforce is; how often the taskforce meets; and whether the minutes of those meetings are published.

Answered on

20 July 2020

The Digital Markets Taskforce (the taskforce) was set up alongside the Budget in 2020. It will provide advice to the Government on the potential design and implementation of pro-competitive measures for digital platform markets.

The taskforce is a team based in the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and is led by a senior CMA official. It is independent of the Government and is made up of officials from:

  • the CMA
  • the Office of Communications (Ofcom)
  • the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

The work of the taskforce is ongoing and therefore there are no substantive meetings from which minutes should be published. The taskforce will provide written advice to the Government before the end of the year.

Answered by

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy