Knowledge Vault: Consumer Rights Bill

UK Government rejects Common Sales Law

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The UK Government has rejected the EU proposal to introduce a new regulation aimed at facilitating cross border trading.  The European Commission’s proposed Regulation for a Common European Sales Law (CESL), published in November 2011, presents an alternative legal regime in the form of an optional instrument available to cross border business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business [...]

UK consults on new consumer laws

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Open date:13 Jul 2012 Closing date:05 Oct 2012 The consultation seeks views on options to simplify and clarify the law in relation to the supply of goods, services and digital content supplied under a contract. To respond quickly and easily there is a short online version of the consultation which can be accessed via the [...]

New Consumer Rights Bill announced

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The UK Government has today announced a new Consumer Rights Bill which aims to streamline confusing and overlapping legislation and regulation as well as provide stronger consumer protection. But whilst the Bill updates the law for goods and services (including digital content), clarifies the law on unfair contract terms, consolidate powers for Trading Standards. The [...]