CCPC

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (“CCPC”) is the statutory body responsible for promoting compliance with, and enforcing where necessary, competition and consumer protection law. We strive to improve consumer welfare across the economy by enforcing over 40 legislative instruments, including product safety legislation. The CCPC has a broad mandate, covering all sectors of the economy, with statutory responsibility for the enforcement of competition and consumer protection law.

 

Our functions include:

  • Providing information to consumers about their rights, personal finance and product safety, through a consumer helpline, a dedicated section of our website ie, public awareness campaigns and through our various financial education initiatives
  • Investigating and challenging business practices that are damaging to consumers and/or the wider economy
  • Bringing an end to anti-competitive behaviour that is harmful to consumers and/or the wider economy, through court actions
  • Examining certain mergers and acquisitions to ensure that they do not harm consumers by reducing competition
  • Advising policy-makers on consumer protection and competition matters
  • Carrying out statutory roles for Alternative Dispute Resolution, authorising credit intermediaries and regulating business relationships in the grocery sector
  • Ensuring a wide range of non-food products sold in Ireland are safe and meet EU safety regulations
  • influencing public debate and policy development, grow public understanding of the importance of open and competitive markets, promote competition and highlight the interests of consumers

 

The CCPC was established on 31 October 2014 after the National Consumer Agency and the Competition Authority were amalgamated.

 

Our Goals:

  • To ensure that consumers’ safety and welfare is protected from anti-competitive, harmful practices and unsafe products.

Our strategic goal: we will use our powers to deliver effective enforcement and compliance outcomes.

  • To ensure that consumers have access to trustworthy information to help them make confident decisions and understand the risks, particularly when buying in complex and changing markets.

Our strategic goal: we will empower consumers to make informed decisions by providing information about their rights, personal finance and product safety.

  • To make markets work better for consumers by representing their interests nationally and internationally. In doing so, grow public understanding of the importance of open and competitive markets and influence public policy and legislation.

Our strategic goal: we will be a leading voice in representing the interests of consumers and promoting competition.

  • To support staff in developing their potential in a changing workplace. We will also ensure that the CCPC has effective processes and procedures in place to ensure that we provide value for money and uphold good corporate governance and integrity.

Our strategic goal: we will continue to invest in our people, governance and infrastructure, continuously improving in a changing workplace environment.

 

Careers:

As an employer, our aim is to attract and retain good people. This means taking care of our employees.A rewarding and challenging career is just one of the many benefits you’ll enjoy as a CCPC employee. Here are some of the other benefits on offer:

  • Competitive salary with incremental progression
  • Pension scheme
  • Agile/ remote working
  • Leave and family friendly working arrangements
  • Flexible working hours
  • Continual Professional Development Scheme including funding for third level courses
  • Opportunity to participate and lead in international meetings and working groups
  • Mentoring and coaching programmes
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Tax Saver – public transport travel pass
  • Employee Assistance Service
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Travel and subsistence

To view our current vacancies:

https://www.ccpc.ie/business/about/careers/

Leave a comment