Trading Standards offences

Trading Standards offences guidance:

This Practice Note introduces the laws and regulations governing advertising in general and covers: • Regulatory regime overview • Non-broadcast advertising • Broadcast...

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Law and guidance on BPR 2008 This Practice Note summarises the law, guidance and practice relating to the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008...

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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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Copyright theft Theft of copyright is criminalised by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988), the Trade Marks Act 1994 (TMA 1994) and the Video...

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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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BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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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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BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Click here to download the latest Advertising & Marketing 2019 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are...

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Click here to download the latest Trade & Customs report 2020, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in...

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Click here to download the latest Trade & Customs 2020 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in...

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The legal requirements of hallmarking The Hallmarking Act 1973 (HA 1973) controls the selling of items described as 'gold', 'silver' or 'platinum'. A hallmark is a series...

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Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Forthcoming change: The Offensive Weapons Act 2019 amends the offence of selling bladed articles to persons under 18 under section 141A of the Criminal Justice Act 1988...

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The Video Recordings Act 1984 (VRA 1984) creates a number of offences relating to the possession and supply of unclassified video recordings or recordings in breach of...

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Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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In England and Wales it is an offence for an adult to buy or attempt to buy tobacco or tobacco related products on behalf of an individual under 18 years old. This is...

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Offence of the sale of aerosol paint to persons aged under 16 A person commits an offence if he sells an aerosol paint container to a person under the age of 16. An...

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As fireworks are explosives there are strict rules in place in the UK regulating the sale, possession and use of fireworks contained in legislation such as the Explosives...

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The offence of the sale of intoxicating substances and butane cigarette lighter refills to persons aged under 18 Section 1(1) of the Intoxicating Substances (Supply) Act...

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In an attempt to curb the increase of children and young persons becoming addicted to nicotine, in England and Wales there are a number of difference offences relating to...

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This Practice Note introduces the concept of secondary ticketing in the online marketplace and outlines the key legal issues, covering the following: • What is secondary...

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For information about the offences which can be committed under the Timeshare, Holiday Products, Resale and Exchange Contracts Regulations 2010, SI 2010/2960, see...

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Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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