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Late Payers Beware? New Obligation on Large Companies to Report on Payment Practices

Under new regulations to be made under section 3 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the Payment Reporting Regulations), large UK companies will be required on a half-yearly basis to prepare and publish...more

CTSI Guide on Pricing Practices – What Does it Mean for Retailers?

After a lengthy consultation, in December 2016 the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) finally published its much anticipated new guidance on pricing practices, entitled The Guidance for Traders on Pricing Practices...more

Retail closer than ever to competition authorities’ hearts

Following a number of European Commission sector inquiries (which included investigations into the energy, financial services and pharmaceuticals sectors), the competition authorities at both European and national levels have...more

The Consumer Rights Act 2015: what businesses in the UK need to know

The legal relationship between business and the consumer will be fundamentally reshaped by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA), the key sections of which came into force on 1 October 2015. This important piece of...more

Changes to Sunday Trading Laws – Good News for Retailers?

In his emergency summer budget of July 8, Chancellor George Osborne announced changes to the Sunday trading rules in England and Wales. In this bulletin we provide a brief reminder of the current rules and look at what the...more

No more bearer shares – Warning: Deadline looming

Since the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEEA 2015) received Royal Assent on 26 May 2015: ..New bearer shares/warrants (bearer shares) may no longer be issued as from 26 May 2015 ..Those which...more

6/24/2015  /  Bearer Shares , Small Business , UK

Misleading and aggressive commercial practices: new rights of consumer redress

Executive summary: ..From 1 October 2014, consumers will have a new right of direct action against traders who engage in misleading or aggressive commercial practices...more

10/1/2014  /  Damages , EU , Misleading Statements , UDAAP

Consumer Contract Regulations - Retailers – are you ready for June 2014?

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Payments) Regulations 2013 (the "CCRs") come into force in the UK on 13 June 2014....more

Consumer Rights Bill - Bringing consumer rights into the digital age

Introduction - The draft Consumer Rights Bill was published on 12 June 2013 and will represent a major overhaul of consumer protection law in the UK. The Bill seeks to consolidate important parts of consumer law, make...more

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