Will abolishing the four tariff rule work?
Maybe. Those supporting the CMA decision can argue with some justification that the four tariff rule simply wasn’t having the desired effect, therefore it’s better to try something else rather than just carrying on as we were.
Critics would suggest though, that before the four tariff rule was introduced, we had around 500 tariffs that bamboozled the consumer. The new CMA proposal may well give us more tariffs to choose from – but will we be able to find them?
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