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3millionlives. A cartel in the making? (UK)

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Cartel: A cartel is a formal (explicit) agreement among competing firms. [An agreement that has the effect of 'fixing' the market. Cartels are illegal in most countries.] (Wikipedia)

Last week I (editor Steve) highlighted some concerns about the way the UK's fledgling 3millionlives (3ML) campaign is shaping up, particularly in the matter of the MOU the Working Group expects companies to sign and the initial £10,000 cost of entry - with an uncapped commitment after that. I asked for comments from people who could make a positive case for the initiative. The comments so far - thank you - have been lukewarm. If you have not yet read the earlier item, read it first.

I have had private comments from some companies who were understandably reluctant to comment publicly. In summary, the concerns they expressed were... [Read more...]
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