The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008

The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008

The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008 (‘Business Protection Regulations’ or BPRs) ban misleading advertising. They also set out the rules on comparative advertising which web advertisers, direct marketeers and sales promoters need to think about when doing business online. The Business Protection Regulations transpose EU Directive 2006/114/EC on Misleading and Comparative Advertising into UK law. […]

The Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2009

The Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2009

The Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2009 (text) govern the regulation of video-on-demand services, television broadcasting services provided over the Internet, the country of origin co-operation procedure and the regulation of non-EU satellite services which are up-linked from the UK… The Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2009 implement Directive 2007/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council […]

The Price Marking Order 2004

The Price Marking Order 2004

The Price Marking Order 2004 applies to suppliers (including online retailers) that sell products (not services) to consumers. The Order requires the selling price and, where appropriate, the unit price of products to be clearly displayed. The Price Marking Order 2004 implements Directive 98/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ No. L180, 18.3.98 […]

The Distance Selling Regulations – A New Cooling Off Period and Digital Downloads

The Distance Selling Regulations – A New Cooling Off Period and Digital Downloads

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (the ‘Distance Selling Regulations 2013’)  (text) implement the EU’s Consumer Rights Directive (EU website) and establish new consumer protection rules that business traders* must comply with. Under the new rules which came into force on 13th June 2014, the cooling off period for consumers* purchasing goods and services ‘at a distance’ is […]

The INSPIRE Regulations 2009

The INSPIRE Regulations 2009

Reference: UK/2009/SI/3157 The INSPIRE Regulations 2009 require public authorities that hold spatial data to make that information available. Spatial data is any data with a direct or indirect reference to a specific location or geographical area. Spatial data is often referred to as geospatial data or geographic information. The Regulations apply to all public authorities that are […]

The Wireless Telegraphy Regulations 2012

The Wireless Telegraphy Regulations 2012

The Wireless Telegraphy (Control of Interference from Apparatus) (the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Regulations 2012 will regulate the intensity of the electromagnetic energy at which electrical and electronic apparatus operates such that it does not cause undue interference with wireless telegraphy apparatus used for public safety purposes within a specified protection area for […]

The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000

The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000

The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 (‘Distance Selling’ Regulations) provide legal protection for consumers purchasing goods and services ‘at a distance’. This definition includes purchases made via the Internet, digital television, mail order (including catalogue shopping), phone, and fax. Organisations selling online must provide certain information to consumers as well as offer a 7 […]

The Electronic Signatures Regulations 2002

The Electronic Signatures Regulations 2002

Reference: UK/2002/SI/318 Electronic signatures have seen significant adoption in the past decade within insurance, lending, government and other industries following the introduction of The Electronic Signatures Regulations 2002 which transposed the EU Electronic Signatures Directive into UK law. Why are electronic signatures important? Electronic identity (eID) technologies and authentication services are essential for all kinds of online […]

The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008

The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008

The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (the ‘CPRs’) came into force on 26 May 2008. The reguations implemented the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive into UK law. Unfair commercial practices include those commercial practices that contravene the requirements of professional diligence, misleading actions, misleading omissions, and aggressive commercial practices. The regulations can be read alongside The […]

The Value Added Tax (Reverse Charge) (Amendment) Order 2003

The Value Added Tax (Reverse Charge) (Amendment) Order 2003

Reference: UK/2003/SI/863 The Value Added Tax (Reverse Charge) (Amendment) Order 2003 amends the VAT Act 1994 to include all electronically-supplied services following implementation of the VAT on E-Commerce Directive (2002/38/EC)… Who is affected by the Order? UK businesses supplying electronically supplied services. Non-EU businesses supplying electronically supplied services to EU customers. UK businesses and non-business organisations […]