| Commentary

153.1 Introduction

| Commentary

153 The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008

153.1 Introduction

As mentioned above1, one of the effects of the bringing into force of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPRs) was the repeal of a number of laws which covered the same subject matter, including most of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 (TDA). This caused something of a problem since the CPRs are designed to protect consumers whereas the TDA protected businesses as well. In fact, local authority trading standards departments had historically enforced false and misleading claims affecting businesses through criminal sanctions and associated investigative powers contained

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