Monopoly power is running wild. We need tough competition laws to rein it in | Michelle Meagher

As a lawyer in the City, I saw how the rules can be twisted to shore up the big and suppress the small

There are a million ways to shop online, but all clicks lead back to the same few companies. We can buy a chicken for £3, but just four supermarkets dominate the groceries sector. Taxi rides have never been more affordable, but drivers fend for themselves in the gig economy. Although we live in a world of cheap conveniences, a third of the UK population worry about money so much it affects their mental health, wages aren’t going up, and increasing numbers of people are employed on zero-hour contracts.

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