| Commentary

153.4 Enforcement

| Commentary

153.4 Enforcement

Enforcement of the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008 is in the hands of local trading standards authorities and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT)1. An enforcement authority may in certain circumstances bring a criminal prosecution against a trader who commits an offence under regulation 6 of the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations by engaging in advertising which is misleading under regulation 32. A person found guilty of this offence is liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum sum (at present £5,000) and, on conviction on indictment, to an unlimited fine

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