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Law Resources: Consumer
Digests of hundreds of appeal cases that either directly relate to consumer protection offences or deal with those aspects of criminal law and procedure of which all those engaging in criminal litigation should be aware. Articles are free; access to cases and legislation is by subscription.
Publisher: Ministry of Justice
The European Union of 28 countries has just over half a billion potential consumers. The Member States have progressively developed measures aimed at safeguarding the specific interests of these consumers who play a vital economic and political role in society. Starting in the mid-1970s, the EU has endeavoured to harmonise these national measures in order to guarantee European citizens the same high level of protection throughout the single market. The European policy in favour of consumers aims to safeguard the health, safety and interests of consumers, as set out in Article 169 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. This policy promotes consumers’ rights to information and education, and their right to organise in order to defend their interests.
Law Resources: Environment
Consumers, Environment, Food safety, Health, Maritime policy, Sustainable development
The Directory: Consumer Organisations
Statutory organisation campaigning for a fair deal for consumers in England, Wales, Scotland, and, for postal services, Northern Ireland. A merger of Energywatchenergy Postwatch, the National Consumer Council, Welsh Consumer Council and Scottish Consumer Council.
Gateway site for consumer protection information in the UK run by the Trading Standards Institute. Trading Standards (or Consumer Protection) Departments enforce the Trades Descriptions Act and other consumer legislation. Links to Trading Standards Departments throughout the UK.
Fights for consumers' rights by campaigning to make sure consumers get treated fairly and publishing magazines, books and websites to help people make the right choice for them.
The Directory: Government Departments
The department brings together responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation, energy, and climate change. BEIS is a ministerial department, supported by 47 agencies and public bodies.
Research and analysis: Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: payments report, 2016
Press release: Call for new green innovations to tackle climate change
Consultation outcome: Energy Company Obligation: ECO3, 2018 to 2022
Research and analysis: Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) brokerage results
Detailed guide: Oil and gas: offshore environmental legislation
Form: EU Emissions Trading System and Carbon Price Support: apply for compensation
Transparency data: BEIS: senior officials' business expenses and meetings, April to June 2018
Transparency data: BEIS: special advisers' gifts, hospitality and meetings, April to June 2018
The Directory: Local Government Organisations
Assists UK local authorities to improve the quality of trading standards and food enforcement by promoting coordination consistency and good regulation.
The Directory: Professional Associations
Formerly the Institute of Trading Standards Administration (ITSA) . A professional association representing trading standards professionals in the UK and overseas - in local authorities, the business and consumer sectors and in central government.