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BIS Implementation Plan for the Consumer RightsBack
- Consumer Rights Bill is the biggest overhaul of consumer law for a generation.
- The Consumer Rights Bill is intended to come into force on 1 October 2015.
BIS have put together the Implementation Group made up of consumer, business and enforcer representatives to work with on co-ordinating the guidance content, channels and timing.
The Implementation Group includes:
- British Chambers of Commerce
- British Independent Retail Association
- British Retail Consortium
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- Communications Consumer Panel
- Competition and Markets Authority
- Federation of Small Businesses
- Interactive Media in Retail Group
- Law Society
- Money Saving Expert
- PhonePay Plus
- Tech UK
- The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment
- Trading Standards Institute
Businesses have informed BIS that they will need six months’ notice to make changes to processes and information required under the Bill.
- Guidance will be available from April 2015.
- Primary source of business guidance will be the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) Business Companion website.
- Aimed at SMEs.
- ‘The content and presentation of the business Companion advice will be tested rigorously to ensure it meets the needs of businesses, particularly SMEs’.
- ‘The Implementation Group will support regulators and trade bodies that wish to develop sector specific business guidance between April and October 2015’.
BIS – It is important for consumers to be aware of their updated rights and where to get advice for faulty goods, services or digital content.
- Consumer Rights Bill will not be publicised until law.
- Citizens Advice website will be updated for 1 October 2015.
- Working with consumer groups to develop publicity campaigns and use of social media.
- Training and advice to local and national consumer law enforcers will be provided, ready to assist businesses in advance of the new law.
Posted by Sue Robinson on 28/11/2014