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 Rip-off Britain Monday, 6 January, 2003, 11:29 GMT
EU flag Carmakers face dealership probe
Trade watchdogs, concerned over EU-wide disparities in car prices, are to probe the link between manufacturers and dealers.
 Supermarkets given all clear
The UK Competition Commission clears the big five supermarket chains but orders a new code of practice for dealing with suppliers.
 Banks face profits probe
Britain's banks are to be investigated by the competition watchdog after being accused of overcharging customers by billions.
 Government tackles the cartels
The UK Competition Act, which comes into force on 1 March, gives regulators tough powers to stop companies ripping off consumers.
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