The OFT is dead! Long live the CMA, FCA, HMRC, Trading Standards, Ofgem, Ofcom, OFWAT … and, er, Powys County Council

In 1973, the Conservative government of Edward Heath set up the Office of Fair Trading, otherwise known as the ‘OFT’. To be honest, sometimes I wonder how they found the parliamentary time to do so at the time—what with the need to ensure that corset-makers got their well-deserved holidays (The Wages Regulation (Corset) (Holidays) Order … Continue reading The OFT is dead! Long live the CMA, FCA, HMRC, Trading Standards, Ofgem, Ofcom, OFWAT … and, er, Powys County Council