The Competition Commission (CC) made a fiasco of publishing its crucial remedies report.

A CC spokeswoman confirmed there had been a technical error that delayed the body publishing the report on its web site.

However, the CC allegedly leaked the press release of the remedies report to the BBC and Daily Telegraph, which meant that they were able to publish the commission’s findings before they were even published. The CC, which is headed by Peter Freeman, finally published its report after 5pm today.

One source at a big grocer quipped there should be a separate inquiry into the mess the CC made of publishing the remedies document.