Consultation outcome

Consolidating and modernising consumer law enforcement powers

This consultation 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.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Seeks views on simplifying enforcement officers' investigatory powers and the removing barriers to Trading Standards operating efficiently.


Consultation description

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.