Government should keep pre-election promise and install a supermarket adjudicator – with teeth – now

The promise to ensure that supermarkets deal fairly with food producers

11 years after the findings of the Competition Commission, under the current timetable, a full Bill is not due until after May 2012. The Adjudicator might not be in place until 2014 or 2015.  

Why?  The bill has cross-party support

As noted on an Indian website, large corporations and government are very close. The large supermarkets give donations to party funds and sponsor conference events.

They also offer lucrative full or part-time appointments to bolster the incomes of friendly MPs, Lords, civil servants and advisers, some of whom who pass forwards and backwards through the revolving door between government and corporate employment, taking with them their influence, contacts and inside information. 

They can afford the estimated low administration costs

Sainsbury’s follows rivals in price promotion

Tesco profits grow but UK sales subdued

Morrisons grows in ‘challenging conditions’

Wal-Mart sales up 

Panorama tonight: unfair dealings with customers as well as food producers revealed: The truth about supermarket ‘bargains’ 

Posted on December 5, 2011, in Corporate political nexus, Government, Revolving door, Vested interests and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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