4th August 2015

Digital Single Market and Consumer Rights Consultations

The Department for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation has opened a public consultation on the General Scheme of the newly published Consumer Rights Bill will be open until Friday the 28th August

The legislation aims to make consumer rights clear to consumers and businesses alike by replacing the overlapping and confusing combination of primary, secondary and European legislation in place currently, and will bestow major new rights on consumers including expiry dates on gift vouchers, services and digital content. The Scheme for the Bill can be accessed at 

 In addition, the European Commission, as part of the EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy adopted on 6 May 2015,   has opened a consultation on contract rules for online purchases of digital content and tangible goods. The purpose of this public consultation is to collect interested parties’ views on the possible ways forward to remove contract law obstacles related to the online purchases of digital content and tangible goods. The consultation period will remain open until the 3rd September 2015 Should you or your members wish to contribute your views to either of the above consultations, please contact


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