• The consultation sets out proposals to extend the range of civil remedies available to enforcers of consumer law, such as trading standards authorities, including tools to obtain financial redress for consumers.
  • The proposed new remedies aims to: increase business compliance with the law; improve redress for consumers affected by a breach of consumer protection law; and increase consumer confidence.
  • The consultation seeks views on whether implementation of the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 or introducing new remedies under Part 8 of the Enterprise Act 2002 would be most appropriate.
  • These proposals form part of a proposed wider reform of consumer law, including a proposed "Consumer Bill of Rights", which aims to simplify and clarify consumer law, to reduce business compliance costs and empower consumers.

http://www.bis.gov.uk/Consultations/civil-enforcement- remedies-consumer-law?cat=open