The regulations are essentially a ‘catch-all’ type of legislation to theoretically stop unfair practices including prize draw scams, bogus sales and making persistent unwanted phone calls to pressure people to part with money.
The regulations are the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (CPR’s).
The regulations are designed to simplify consumer protection law by banning 31 types of unfair commercial practice.
The Government sees CPR’s as having three key benefits.
Trading Standards Officials have expressed concern that the final legislation has been late in publication and hence the TSO is not yet ‘up to speed’ with the law.
Beware though there will be some enthusiastic official keen to make his/her mark with a new tool in the armoury!
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