Consolidating and modernising consumer law enforcement powers
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
This consultation has concluded
Detail of outcome
The government responded to this consultation with the Draft Consumer Rights Bill.
This consultation ran from
Seeks views on simplifying enforcement officers' investigatory powers and the removing barriers to Trading Standards operating efficiently.
Enhancing consumer confidence through effective enforcement: consultation on consolidating and modernising consumer law enforcement powers
Ref: BIS/12/543 PDF, 471KB, 54 pages
Ref: BIS/12/545 PDF, 205KB, 19 pages
Enhancing consumer confidence: improving cross-border cooperation and authorisation - impact assessment
Ref: BIS/12/546 PDF, 169KB, 13 pages
Enhancing consumer confidence: encouraging more proportionate enforcement by removing barriers to civil enforcement - impact assessment
Ref: BIS/12/547 PDF, 175KB, 13 pages
Enhancing consumer confidence: more flexible Trading Standards qualifications and competencies - impact assessment
Ref: BIS/12/548 PDF, 263KB, 11 pages
Enhancing consumer confidence: enabling greater efficiency in the calibration of local authority measurement standards - impact assessment
Ref: BIS/12/549 PDF, 145KB, 10 pages
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
- 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.