Consumer cancellation rights

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With regards to products being purchased online the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (CCR’s) shows that consumers should be given extra protection. This is because they will not have the opportunity to inspect the goods until they receive them, in contrast to when a consumer shops on the high street in […]

The information you must give to consumers

Schedule 2 of the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (CCR’s) contains a list of specific pre-contractual information, which must be given to consumers when contracts are concluded at a distance (online). It includes: The identity of the trader, which includes the contact details of the trader’s business. The main characteristics of […]

TikTok influencer reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority

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On the 14 June 2020, Emily Canham posted a video on her TikTok account which featured her using a GHD branded hairdryer and straighteners. The caption alongside the video said, “hiii just a lil psa there’s 20% off the GHD website TODAY ONLY with the code EMILY… #fyp #foryourpage”. The post was challenged at to […]

UK Government are being challenged once again, it’s about Covid-19 contracts this time

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The Good Law Project has challenged the Government on its hiding of Covid-19 spending. The challenge led the Government to disclose that the Department of Health has given £17 billion worth of contracts to private companies since April. However, details about £4.4 billion of these Covid-19 contracts have not been published. The Government are required […]

European Commission sends statement of objections to Amazon regarding antitrust rules

The European Commission has told Amazon that in its preliminary view, Amazon has breached EU antitrust rules by distorting competition in online retail markets. Amazon has two roles on its platform. First, it offers a marketplace where independent businesses can sell their products directly to consumers. Second, Amazon sells its own products on the same […]