Detail of outcome
The government responded to this consultation with the Draft Consumer Rights Bill.
This consultation ran from to
Seeks views on simplifying enforcement officers' investigatory powers and the removing 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
- 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.