Link: OFT to watch Big Four
Speaking in the Financial Times John Vickers said that enforcement needs both a carrot and a stick. He added that ‘leniency’ is the carrot.
Last month Hasbro, the toy maker escaped a £15m fine while Argos and Littlewoods received heavy fines for fixing the prices of toys and games.
Vickers was speaking ahead of reforms to the OFT which come into force as part of the Enterprise Act later this year.
Under the reforms the OFT is set to become more independent from government with the creation of a new board which will include four non-executive directors.
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson
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BDO has taken its new partner intake to 23 during the first half of its financial year, including the appointment of five partners in five weeks
The firm reports 7.6% global fee income growth for the year ending 31 December 2016