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 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 Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999

The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999

Reference: UK/1999/SI/2083 The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 apply, with certain exceptions, to unfair terms in contracts concluded between a consumer and supplier. EU directive The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 revoke and replace the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1994. Those Regulations implemented Council Directive 93/13/EEC on unfair terms in consumer […]

Trade Descriptions Act 1968

Trade Descriptions Act 1968

Reference UK/1968/C/29 The Trade Descriptions Act 1968 replaces the Merchandise Marks Acts 1887 to 1953 by fresh provisions prohibiting mis-descriptions of goods, services, accommodation and facilities provided in the course of trade. Main provisions The Act prohibits false or misleading indications as to the price of goods; confers power to require information or instructions relating to goods to […]

The Sale and Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002

The Sale and Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002

Reference: UK/2002/SI/3045 The Sale and Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002 make amendments to existing legislation on the sale and supply of goods and unfair terms in order to provide additional remedies to consumers under certain circumstances. EU directive The Sale & Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002 implement Directive 1999/44/EC of the European […]