Who we are?
CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) comprises the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA) and the Guernsey Competition and Regulatory Authority (GCRA). We are independent of the States of Jersey and Guernsey.
We employ eight staff and have offices in Jersey and Guernsey.
Our responsibilities encompass both competition law and economic regulation.
Specifically we are responsible for the administration and enforcement of competition law across the Channel Islands together with the economic regulation of the telecom, ports and postal sectors in Jersey and the telecoms sector in Guernsey.
Our strategic aims
Competition law - ensuring markets work well for consumers
Telecoms - ensuring telecoms markets work in the best interests of consumers, through effective competition where appropriate; and regulation where competition is not sufficient to adequately protect consumer interests
Ports - to protect and further the interests of users of port operations, where appropriate by promoting competition
Post - to ensure that quality of service standards to customers are observed; and universal service obligations are met.
Our Strategic Aims document provides more detail including on our prioritisation.
Who we work with
We work in partnership with a range of organisations across the Channel Islands, the UK and internationally. These include:
- Trading Standards
- Citizens Advice
- Jersey Consumer Council
- Business groups
- Government departments
- Fellow competition and consumer bodies across the world