Consultation outcome

UK higher education providers: draft advice on consumer protection law

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Detail of outcome

The CMA has now published final advice to help higher education providers understand their responsibilities under consumer protection law.

Original consultation

Summary

The CMA is consulting on draft consumer protection law advice for UK higher education (HE) providers in relation to their dealings with undergraduate students.

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Consultation description

This consultation is primarily aimed at HE providers and their representatives. The purpose of the advice is to help HE providers understand their responsibilities under consumer protection legislation, when dealing with undergraduate students, and how they can comply with it. This advice may also be relevant to HE providers of other types of courses.

The draft advice is intended for publicly funded universities, further education colleges that offer HE courses and privately funded universities and colleges.

It will also be of interest to:

  • HE sector organisations
  • enforcers such as local authority Trading Standards services
  • government departments
  • consumer groups
  • student groups
  • advisers

The CMA invites responses from interested parties to the questions that can be found in the consultation document.

Documents

Consultation document: draft advice for HE providers on consumer protection law

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Draft advice on consumer protection law

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Published 19 November 2014
Last updated 12 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Final advice published.
  2. First published.