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To what extent is consumer protection law triggered by donations to charities?

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Published on LexisPSL on 22/02/2016

The following Commercial Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • To what extent is consumer protection law triggered by donations to charities?
  • Charity as a consumer
  • Charity as a trader

Charity as a consumer

Consumer means an individual acting for purposes that are wholly or mainly outside that individual's trade, business, craft or profession. If a trader claims in court that an individual was not acting as a consumer, he or she has to prove this. Section 2 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA 2015) as such a charity is not an individual for the purposes of the consumer protection legislation.

Charity as a trader

Where an individual makes a purchase from a charity, it will be necessary to establish whether a char

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