Notes to editors:
- Alan Hutton was appointed to a second term as a Committee member of Consumer Focus Scotland on 25 April 2011. Alan has been a Member of Consumer Focus Scotland since 2008. Alan was previously a Member of the Scottish Consumer Council, a Member of the Advisory Group of the National Consumer Council, and a Member of Energywatch Scotland. He is currently a Board Member of Energy Action Scotland. Alan retired from his full-time University post in 2010 and is now Visiting Professor of Political Economy at Glasgow Caledonian University Business School and Senior Research Fellow at the Stirling Centre for Economic Methodology, University of Stirling.
Coinneach Maclean was appointed to a second term as a Committee member of Consumer Focus Scotland on 25 April 2011 and has been a Member of Consumer Focus Scotland since 2008. Coinneach was latterly the Deputy Chief Executive of the National Trust of Scotland. Previously, he held posts in the public service in Scotland covering business, enterprise and housing.
You can find out more information on Consumer Focus Scotland here: http://www.consumerfocus.org.uk/scotland/
The Government has carried out a review of the landscape of consumer protection bodies to rationalise their functions and eliminate confusion and duplication, strengthen local delivery, and produce a more effective service for consumers at a lower cost to the taxpayer.
The Government will publish a consultation shortly with proposals to streamline and reform the UK’s consumer protection bodies. Most consumer enforcement will pass to local authority trading standards. For details, see BIS Press Notice and Secretary of State Vince Cable’s Statement of October 14 here:
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