| Commentary

150.1 Overview

| Commentary

150 Criminal liability under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008

150.1 Overview

The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 20081 (CPRs) were brought into force on 26 May 2008 mainly to implement the European Parliament Directive concerning unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices (‘the Directive’)2. In fact the CPRs go further than is required by the Directive by extending their ambit to cover commercial practices by traders connected with the sale or supply of a product by consumers to traders3. Broadly, the CPRs introduce a general prohibition on traders in all sectors engaging in unfair commercial (mainly marketing and selling) practices

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