Tag: Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities

4G moves one step closer in the Channel Islands

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has commenced the competition for 4G spectrum bringing it one step closer to the Channel Islands. CICRA has published an information notice announcing the start of the competitive process. The result of the competition will be a number of recommendations on how the spectrum for 4G will […]

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Interim Chief Executive appointment for CICRA

Interim Chief Executive appointment for CICRA

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has appointed Michael Byrne as interim chief executive with effect from 1 April 2014. Mr Byrne will take over from Andrew Riseley who has decided to step down from his position at CICRA in order to relocate closer to his home in Australia. CICRA, which encompasses the […]

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New non-executive director for CICRA

New non-executive director for CICRA

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities (CICRA) has appointed Hannah Nixon as a non-executive director. She will replace Peter Neville who served on the board of the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA) and the Guernsey Competition and Regulatory Authority (GCRA) since April 2012. Ms Nixon has extensive knowledge of economic regulation and competition law […]

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Regulator releases Strategic Plan and work programme

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has released its work programme for 2014. The programme outlines the regulator’s projects in the areas of competition law and utility regulation, as well as the market studies to be conducted this year. CICRA’s programme of market studies includes reviews of the islands’ primary health care sector, […]

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CICRA launches 2014 bursary scheme

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guernsey sixth form students looking to study economics, business studies or law at university have until 21 March to apply for a bursary from the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities (CICRA). CICRA awards a bursary to a student in each island with the aim of supporting home-grown talent and further developing skills in the […]

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CICRA Channel Islands groceries study provides pricing transparency

CICRA Channel Islands groceries study provides pricing transparency

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has found that the difference between the average price of groceries at Channel Islands retailers and prices at equivalent stores in the UK is less than 10 per cent. The regulator undertook a comprehensive pan-Channel Islands groceries study after a request from the Economic Development Department (EDD) […]

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4G moves one step closer in the Channel Islands

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has launched a second consultation on spectrum allocation which brings 4G introduction in the Channel Islands one step closer. 4G technology allows for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile devices. This requires specific spectrum which will be awarded in the Channel Islands in 2014. CICRA has […]

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CICRA urges Sure to change its billing practices in open letter to managing director

| October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has criticised Sure for some of its recent new billing practices and is urging the telecoms company to change its billing and payment processes. In an open letter to Sure managing director, Eddie Saints, CICRA chief executive, Andrew Riseley, said the letter was as a consequence of […]

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Channel Islands mobile customers to have increased control over roaming charges

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Roaming mobile phone users should be able to put a spending cap on their accounts while travelling abroad from later this year. CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) called on local telecommunications companies to volunteer to introduce caps in October 2012. Since then the regulator has been working closely with operators across Guernsey […]

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Consumers still have time to contribute to CICRA’s groceries study

| June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jersey and Guernsey consumers still have time to contribute to the groceries market study being undertaken by CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities). Consumers have until Monday 1 July to share their grocery shopping experiences. The study focuses on all groceries (not solely food and drink) sold at supermarkets, convenience stores and farm […]

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