The Draft Consumer Rights Bill — enhanced rights for consumers

The government has published its Draft Consumer Rights Bill, through which it proposes a significant overhaul of UK consumer protection legislation.

The bill will undergo a period of consultation before Parliament, allowing interested parties to comment and scrutinise the proposals.

When passed into law, the substance of the bill will have the effect of enhancing the rights of consumers of goods and services, providing for additional civil remedies and public enforcement provisions that will affect businesses across the UK. The bill will be good news for consumers and consumer-focused pressure groups…

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