18/08/2018 at 10:58 #97167
Does anyone know if the Consumer Contracts Regulations will stay in place when the UK leaves the EU?
It could have a massive implication if not, as it could/would essentially mean buyer beware, unlike now.
I am just thinking of the times where as a UK business I pay the insurance myself in case of lost/damaged items on bigger orders, whereas in the future that could up to the customer to pay.18/08/2018 at 11:30 #97169
The direction of travel is that there will be no immediate change (and certainly no weakening) of UK consumer protection regulations.
‘UK consumer protections that are based on EU law will be retained. This means
that when buying from traders in the UK, UK consumers will be able to rely on the
same rights they have now after we leave the EU.’
From Factsheet 9 (Consumer Protection) on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill
Whether you believe the ‘promises’ is up the individual punter’s belief system
18/08/2018 at 12:07 #97171
- This reply was modified 3 months ago by Guy Farrish.
So UK customers will be safe, no real detail about non EU people buying from UK companies though?
This is my main concern as a lot of my USA customers almost always need to pay extra for shipping due to weight which is fair enough, but if they are no longer protected in terms of missing orders, they may end up all having to pay insurance too if they want to be covered in cases of loss or damage.18/08/2018 at 15:09 #97186
Won’t the current rules stay in place until the end of the transition period in December of 2020?18/08/2018 at 18:36 #97203
Don’t quote me on this but I’ve heard that EU laws will be integrated with UK laws. So, most laws and regulations will remain. We’ve been in the EU too long and have too many laws for it to be all unpicked. Will be a mountain of paperwork so does make sense. Assume that’s it’s staying the same.18/08/2018 at 19:01 #97211
Never thought about this before and I agree with greg, to undo those laws would have too much impact on the economy.
Life's too long.18/08/2018 at 19:10 #97214
The EU laws are being incorporated as they exist into UK law, the only difference being that the European Court has lost its supremacy to the UK High Court……….unless things change before the final deal!
"Even dry tree bark is not bitter to the hungry squirrel"18/08/2018 at 19:12 #97215
I can’t see why the Consumer Rights Act 2015 would be overturned by leaving the EU.
In which case the duty to deliver the goods in a contract would remain with the seller (as now) and redress against any failure to deliver would remain with the seller against his contracted delivery agent (eg Royal Mail). The customer’s redress would remain against the seller, not the delivery company with whom they have no contractual relationship.
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