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Open date: 13 Jul 2012
Closing date: 05 Oct 2012
The consultation seeks views on options to simplify and clarify the law in relation to the supply of goods, services and digital content supplied under a contract. To respond quickly and easily there is a short online version of the consultation which can be accessed via the right hand panel. The full consultation document is below.
Please note: the full consultation document and response form is available below, but to respond quickly and easily there is a short online version of the consultation that you can access here.
Consumers who understand their rights can play a strong part in driving growth because they force businesses to innovate and pursue efficiency. For this they need both competitive markets and a strong framework of consumer law that can be effectively enforced. There is widespread agreement that current consumer law is not fit for purpose because rights and obligations are unclear.The proposals in this consultation are intended to create a simple and modern framework of consumer law written in plain language that consumers and businesses can confidently use for themselves. They form part of a package of measures to simplify consumer law.
The proposals have two aims:
The core reforms considered in this consultation are:
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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.
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