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Consultation on Consolidating and Modernising Consumer Law Enforcement Powers

Open date: 28 Mar 2012

Closing date: 20 Jun 2012

This consultation seeks views on simplifying enforcement officers' investigatory powers and the removal of barriers to Trading Standards operating efficiently

The proposals in this consultation, which form part of a package of measures to simplify consumer law, seek to simplify enforcement officers’ investigatory powers into a single set, and remove barriers to Trading Standards operating efficiently.

The proposals also aim to reduce burdens on business, by requiring businesses to be given reasonable notice of officers’ routine visits unless there are good reasons for them to be unannounced.

For further details see our Consumer law enforcement powers page.

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Help cut red tape in business services

As part of government’s Red Tape Challenge, businesses and the public are invited to identify ways that ineffective, burdensome or unnecessary regulation affects growth in the business-to-business services sector.

Have your say at the Red Tape Challenge website