Government suspends 1998 Competition Act in relation to health services
NHS, private sector providers
Laid before parliament on 27 March 2020, came into force on 28 March
To allow the NHS to access maximum capacity from the private sector to help the COVID-19 response
This Order suspends the prohibition on cooperation between providers under the Competition Act 1998.
Legislation.gov.uk – Competition Act 1998 (Coronavirus) Order 2020