The Government has published a Call for Evidence relating to terms and conditions and consumer protection fining powers. In this Call for Evidence the government is seeking to gain a better understanding of how terms and conditions can be made more accessible to consumers, so they actually read them. The publication also sets out proposals for introducing new powers to fine firms where they breach consumer protection and unfair terms rules.
Some of the suggestions within the Call for Evidence include putting key facts upfront within two pages, requiring price and subject matter terms to be made more prominent, grouping specific terms together and stipulating which of these terms are required by law and which are at the discretion of the provider.
The deadline for responses is 25 April 2016.