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In August 2009, the Competition Commission (CC) recommended that Government took the steps necessary to establish an effective body to monitor and enforce compliance with the groceries supply code of practice (GSCOP) and give it the power to levy penalties on retailers for non compliance with the GSCOP. Government published its response on 13 January accepting the need for an effective body to undertake this role and made a commitment to begin a consultation in February.
28 days to go
This consultation is about an amending Order to the Gas and Electricity Regulated Providers (Redress Scheme) Order 2008, which set out the requirement for certain licensed suppliers of gas and electricity, and licensed gas transporters and electricity distributors to join a qualifying redress scheme in respect of certain kinds of consumer complaint. The proposed amendment will provide that additional detail will be set out in the redress scheme by way of specifying factors in order to assess the eligibility of consumers of energy at non-domestic premises (micro-enterprise consumers) to access the scheme.
47 days to go
This consultation sets out the Government’s proposals for the sharing of costs relating to the initial obligations for addressing the problem of online infringement of copyright.
50 days to go
In the Government’s Consumer White Paper “A Better Deal for Consumers: Delivering Real Help Now and Change for the Future” it was announced that Government proposes to work with the Local Better Regulation Office to test new powers as provided in the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (the “RES Act”), and apply them to areas of consumer law enforcement.
71 days to go
This consultation makes proposals to revise the current scheme for the registration of company charges under the Companies Act 2006 based on the 2001 recommendations of the Company Law Review and the subsequent advice of the Law Commission.
71 days to go
The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the consequential amendments necessary to the Scheme following the changes introduced at part 8 of the Local Democracy Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (the 2009 Act) to amend the 1996 Act; and on proposals put forward by the Construction Umbrella Bodies Adjudication Task Group (CUBATG) to improve the effectiveness of the Scheme.
76 days to go
The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on a draft Statutory Instrument to implement those provisions within Regulation (EC) No. 765/2008 on accreditation and market surveillance that require national legislation to make them operable in the United Kingdom.