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Consumer Rights Act Receives Royal Assent

The Consumer Rights Act received Royal Assent on 26th March 2015, beginning an era of what the Government describes as enhanced and easier to understand rights for consumers. The Act brings together existing laws from eight different pieces of previously existing legislation, but also introduces a number of new consumer rights that will come into […]

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Keeping Consumers Safe Across Europe

Around 2,500 products were removed from, or prevented from entering, the European market place in 2014 because they posed a possible risk to consumers. According to the figures, which were recently published by the European Commission, these products ranged from toys to motor vehicles, and were identified through the Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food […]

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Improving Consumer Rights and Awareness

The Government has recently announced an independent review of the current system for the recall of unsafe products. The review, which will be led by broadcaster and consumer campaigner Lynn Faulds Wood, will investigate options for making enforcement more effective and look at consumer understanding of the process. Comprehensive legislation covering product safety already exists […]

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