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:
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 not cover general Brexit developments, for which see Practice Note: Brexit timeline. See also: Brexit toolkit, which collates practical guidance on the specific legal and practical implications of Brexit across a range of practice areas.
To track the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative preparation for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, see Practice Note: Brexit legislation tracker.
The Brexit legislation tracker includes a Brexit SI database, which collates details
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