The OFT has published its response to the BIS consultation: "Empowering and Protecting Consumers: Consultation on institutional changes for provision of consumer information, advice, education, advocacy and enforcement". In the response the OFT welcomes and supports the three objectives set out by the Government for these reforms (reducing complexity in the landscape, strengthening the effectiveness of consumer enforcement and achieving more cost-efficient delivery) but raises concerns that the proposed reforms will lead to lower standards of protection, poor value for money, and would fragment the capacity of consumer enforcement to tackle market-wide problems and to pursue nationally significant enforcement cases.