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Holidays Are Coming - But The OFT Won't Rest As It Clamps Down On Online Retailers
On 12 October 2012, the Office for Fair Trading issued a report and press release following an investigation into online retailers and their compliance with the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations and other consumer protection law.
24 Oct 2012
OFT Draft Guidance For Property Developers And Estate Agents
Earlier this week the Office for Fair Trading published draft guidance aimed at assisting developers and estate agents to comply with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008.
28 Sep 2011
Fitness For Purpose: Two Recent Cases
Two recent cases serve as useful reminders of the principles involved in relation to fitness for purpose in the context of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982.
19 Aug 2011
New Consumer Protections For Specific Holiday Products
From 11 July 2011, new consumer protections will be introduced for some specific holiday products.
20 Jun 2011
ECJ rules on Application of Unfair Commercial Practices Directive to Consumer Promotions
The ECJ has held that national legislation which prohibits, in all circumstances, the offering of "bonuses", such as a sample, a free gift, a sum of money or a competition entry, in order to promote the purchase of goods or services, is incompatible with the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive.
15 Nov 2010
OFT publishes Advertising of Prices Working Paper and invites comment from industry
In October 2009 the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) announced it was launching a market study into various pricing practices which may potentially mislead consumers with particular attention focused on how such pricing practices are used online.
10 Sep 2010
Office of Fair Trading Issues Interim Reports in its Pricing Market Study
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has published a discussion paper on how the 2008 Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (CPRs) might apply to common retail pricing practices.
9 Jun 2010
Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations - ebay Bidder Guilty of Shill Bidding
In the first prosecution of "shill bidding" in the UK, an eBay seller has admitted ten charges of using a second eBay account falsely to inflate bids on items offered under his main account.
22 Apr 2010
OFT Launches Two Advertising And Pricing Market Studies
On 15 October 2009 the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) announced that it is undertaking two new market studies which are aimed at clarifying and updating the understanding of consumer harm that arises from potentially misleading advertising and pricing.
19 Oct 2009
Competition Commission - Final GSCOP Order And Ombudsman Recommendation
The Competition Commission (CC) yesterday published the finalised Groceries (Supply Chain Practices) Market Investigation Order 2009, which sets out the newly strengthened Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP).
6 Aug 2009
ASA Decision On Availability Of Goods Finds In Favour Of Tesco
In an article, we commented that a complaint had been made against Tesco to Trading Standards on the basis of unfair trading practices and that an ASA complaint was likely.
8 May 2009
OFT Publishes Its Annual Plan 2009-10
On 26 March 2009, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published its Annual Plan setting out its priorities for the coming year.
3 Apr 2009
FSA Statement: Consumer Insurance
The FSA has published a statement regarding use of the phrase “consequential loss” in general insurance contracts sold to consumers.
8 Aug 2008
Unfair Mortgage Clauses Challenged By Consumer Rights Watchdog
The Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (OCCP) has challenged certain clauses used by 19 banks in their mortgage documents.
23 May 2008
No Private Right Of Action Against Copycats Under Unfair Commercial Practices Directive
The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations, which will implement the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (UCPD), are due to come into force by April this year.
29 Jan 2008
Licensing Act: Annual Fee Due
The first annual fees for premises/club licences are due on 24 November 2006. The new licensing regime requires holders of a premises licence to pay an annual fee to their licensing authority. A failure to pay the annual fee means that the licensing authority can pursue the sum as a debt.
7 Nov 2006
Competition Commission publishes final report on store cards
On Wednesday the Competition Commission (CC) published its final report on store cards and the sale of related PPI.
13 Mar 2006
Ofcom consultation paper on safeguarding the future of telephone numbering
On 23 February 2006 the Office of Communications, the UK’s telephone number regulator, published a consultation paper on the future of telephone numbering in response to growing demand for numbers and mounting concerns about enforced number changes.
9 Mar 2006
FSA update on payment protection insurance
FSA have today released a report which warns the financial services industry to address urgently serious concerns it has relating to the sale of payment protection insurance (PPI).
8 Nov 2005
Criticism of the payment protection insurance market
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) recently received a super-complaint from consumer group, Citizens Advice (CAB), concerning the payment protection insurance (PPI) market. In addition, FSA has recently concluded that sales practices for PPI are "very poor" in most sectors.
30 Sep 2005
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