The role of the Commission is to ensure a level playing field between businesses for the ultimate benefit of consumers and the local economy.  The Commission will serve as a quasi-judicial branch of the OFT. Its jurisdiction shall be reserved for breaches that may need referring to the Commission.

The Commission will also be responsible for issuing enforcement orders to force those causing significant consumer harm to consumers to refrain or remedy this. The OFT Commission will consist of a Chairman and no fewer than four other members, appointed by the Minister.