Neena Bhati, Head of Campaigns, Which?, said:
“Which? has repeatedly exposed unscrupulous sellers for selling essential items, including hand sanitiser, at hugely inflated prices since the beginning of this pandemic. No-one should be allowed to get away with this, so it is good to see the competition regulator taking action to investigate businesses suspected of exploiting consumers.
“However the government should be making it easier for the CMA by bringing in new emergency legislation that will allow it to take swifter action to stamp out price gouging and ensure the price of essential items stay reasonable during crises.”