BIS publish regulatory review commitments

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) published its first ‘Summary of Regulatory Review Commitments’ in March this year. This is as a result of the change in 2011 requiring any legislation that regulates business and civil society organisations to include a review clause, ‘except where the effect is deregulatory or the costs to business are less than or equal to £1 million in any given year.’

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Consumer Rights Bill – Royal Assent

The Consumer Rights Bill has received Royal Assent and is now the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the Act). Most of its provisions are expected to come into force on 1 October 2015. Although mainly consolidating existing consumer protection legislation, the Act also gives consumers new rights in respect of faulty or not as described goods, services and digital content.

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