Beefed-up competition watchdog on the trail of cartels

New chairman of CCPC says agency’s new powers will be used to target ‘criminals in suits’ who are costing the taxpayer several billion yearly

Brian McHugh, chairperson of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. McHugh believes that the true scale of cartel behaviour, bid rigging, and other such competition breaches and market abuses is greater than most people appreciate. Picture: Fergal Phillips