Burglar alarm scam warning

The Powys city council trading standards service is warning residents about a new scheme that claims it offers free burglar alarms but actually ties them down to a contract that adds up to cost several thousands of pounds. The council stated that residents were being targeted in particular in Brecon.  It stated that the companies […]

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Sales of Goods Act may go under EU

In an effort by retailers to get consumers to spend the sparse cash they have there is a consistent stream of promotions and sales on the high street.  However, while most people are thinking about what they can afford to spend on, and what will have to wait, most are not taking the time to […]

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OFT still unhappy with used car dealers

According to the OFT (Office of Fair Trading) used car dealerships are still not properly serving their customers.  The OFT insists that more work needs to be done in order to ensure that the law is enforced properly as well as better informing customers and dealers of legislation. The report also says that many second […]

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Overhaul of Scottish consumer laws

A new blueprint published this week by the Consumer Focus Scotland is aimed at creating a new civil justice system that is a good fit for the 21st century calls for the system to undergo an overhaul so that consumers are in the favour of the court instead of the legal profession. The campaign group […]

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New credit cards rules on the way

The Government announced a deal this week made with credit card lenders that Gordon Brown claims will end their high interest charges. Last year the Government threatened credit companies with regulation after it discovered that many store and credit card issuers were using minimum repayments from customers in order to pay low interest debts before […]

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