The following Commercial guidance note Produced in partnership with Katie Chandler and Siân Skelton of Taylor Wessing LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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 implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance, see Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources and Brexit toolkit.
This Practice Note considers the impact of Brexit on consumer protection, particularly in the context of the regulation of business-to-consumer (B2C) contractual relationships and trading practices, enforcement and consumer remedies. This Practice Note addresses the following questions:
Consumer protection and Brexit: what’s the issue?
What is the government doing to prepare?
What does this mean for UK consumers?
What does this mean for UK businesses?
What should businesses look out for in 2019?
This Practice Note does not cover:
sector-specific consumer protection legislation, such as for consumer credit, the labelling or manufacture of food or textile products, tobacco sales, timeshares or travel
product liability or product safety
See General Brexit developments below to find further information.
This Practice Note focuses largely on the position if no withdrawal agreement is in place on exit day (no deal Brexit), although much of it will be relevant to businesses irrespective of the final position.
This Practice Note does
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