The Consumer Rights Act 2015

8th Apr 2015

This has now passed into law and will bring many changes to the consumer rights environment. The most important things for us are the changes the powers of Inspectors of Weights and Measures especially the requirement that they will need to give at least two days notices before undertaking a routine inspections and the removal of the requirement for small bakers to keep records of the weight checks that they have carried out.This is most interesting when we look at the recent publication 'The impact of local authority trading standards in challenging times" which highlights a recent case of a supermarket falsifying the records of checks done on bread weights and using unstamped scales (P104)


The links are to the Act, the Government website on this and the Report on the impact of local authority Trading Standards


http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/15/contents/enacted/data.htm


https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/providing-better-information-and-protection-for-consumers/supporting-pages/consumer-bill-of-rights


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-authority-trading-standards-a-review

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