Ofcom's approach to impact assessment

Ofcom guidelines (PDF, 24 pages) on its approach to impact assessment. On competition, the guidelines say that "Ofcom would not generally proceed with a policy option unless any negative impacts on competition were outweighed by the benefits that would accrue". The guidelines do not say how to weigh up negative impacts on competition with benefits, or in which particular cases Ofcom would proceed with a policy option with negative impacts on competition that are not outweighed by benefits.

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