Category Archives: Consumer

Consumer Rights Act 2015

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) received royal assent on 26 March 2015, and will come into force on 1 October 2015. The Act overhauls consumer rights and remedies in relation to defective goods, containing a number of important provisions, clarifying a previously unclear area of law, in particular Part 1 which treats consumer contracts…
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The Consumer Rights Act 2015

New rights and remedies for consumers under hire purchase conditional sale and hire agreements from 1 October 2015 Amongst other things, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 ("the Act") overhauls consumer rights and remedies in relation to defective goods. These were set out in a piecemeal fashion in a variety of laws, some of which implemented…
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UK interest rates expected to rise in second quarter of 2016

United Kingdom May 21 2015 The Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) has reported that, following the publication of the Bank of England’s Inflation Report on 13 May 2015, the Bank of England’s historically low base rate of 0.5% is expected to be held at its current rate until the second quarter of 2016.  This news is likely to be well received…
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Digital content under the new consumer rights

United Kingdom May 14 2015 The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) comes into force on 1 October 2015.  It will reform consumer law in the UK, in particular by setting up new consumer rights and remedies in respect of digital content. Digital content as goods Today's consumers are increasingly reliant on digital products for entertainment…
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