Consumer protection and cartels

Consumer protection and cartels guidance:

Banned practices which are criminal offences Engaging in a commercial practice that is always unfair is made an offence by Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading...

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This Practice Note considers the impact of Brexit on consumer protection, particularly in the context of the regulation of business-to-consumer (B2C) contractual...

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Background to the reforms Prior to the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA 2015), enforcers sought to prevent breaches of consumer protection law largely by bringing a criminal...

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BREXIT: The law and practice referred to in this Practice Note may be impacted by Brexit. For further information on the potential impact, see: The effect of Brexit on UK...

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BREXIT: The law and practice referred to in this Practice Note may be impacted by Brexit. For further information on the potential impact, see: The effect of Brexit on UK...

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Applicable legislation and definitions The main piece of legislation relevant to food product recalls is the General Food Law Regulation (EC) No 178/2002. This EU...

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This Practice Note addresses the practicalities of product recall for general consumer products from the perspective of producers and distributors. 'Producer' and...

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Application of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 Part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (CPA 1987) provides regulation making powers for the Secretary of State...

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The offence of contravening professional diligence The offence of contravening professional diligence is one of the criminal offences contained in the Consumer Protection...

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Making a counterfeit note or coin Section 14 of the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 (FCA 1981), makes an offence for a person to make a counterfeit of a currency note...

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Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (EE(S)R 2016), SI 2016/1101 came into force on 8 December 2016 and...

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Background to the reforms Prior to reform, regulation and enforcement of consumer protection law was piecemeal, spanning some sixty discrete pieces of legislation which...

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Who are the enforcers under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 From 1 April 2014 enforcement of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA 1974) became the responsibility of the...

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Powers exercised by the Secretary of State/enforcement authorities under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 Prohibition notices Under section 13(1)(a) of the Consumer...

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Enforcement powers of authorised officers Trading Standards officers and the Competition and Mergers Authority are authorised to enforce the provisions of the Consumer...

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Enforcement of the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 The principal enforcers of the General Product Safety Regulations 2005, SI 2005/1803, (GPSR 2005) in England...

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