Government releases discussion paper on unfair commercial practices
Published: 10 December 2018
The Government has released a discussion paper on options for protecting customers and businesses from unfair commercial practices.
Unfair commercial practices can include:
- unfair contracts, such as contract terms which deliberately shift risk onto the weaker party
- unfair conduct, such as the use of pressure tactics or deception.
While existing legislation protects consumers and businesses against a range of unfair commercial practices, the Government wants to ensure there are no gaps in the current protections.
The consultation closes on 25 February 2019.
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