Rocio Concha, Which? Director of Policy and Advocacy, said:
“The rules governing competition in the UK’s digital markets are in desperate need of an upgrade, so it’s encouraging that the government intends to introduce new rules to tackle the entrenched power of tech giants. For the sake of UK consumers and businesses, it is essential that the Digital Markets Unit is properly empowered.
“The UK has the opportunity to set an international standard for promoting competition in digital markets. Having taken the step of establishing and funding the DMU last year, the government must give it the tools it needs to do its job. Next week’s Queen’s Speech represents a golden opportunity to introduce the necessary legislation – and ministers must take it.”