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Enforcement Changes to the Sale of Goods Act 1979

Submitted on Tuesday 23rd August 2011

Published on Tuesday 23rd August 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Thursday 23rd August 2012

Signatures: 6

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Enforcement Changes to the Sale of Goods Act 1979

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The law pertaining to the Sale of Goods Act 1979, and the routes to recourse within such, are failing the individual consumer and the SME sector.

The reason why is that routes to recourse, such as Consumer Direct and the Trading Standards, will not take on individual cases, and independent legal representation is prohibitively expensive (with no prospect of claiming these costs back from the opposition).

This gives traders and retailers cart blanche to flaunt their legal obligations, and thus making the law impotent.

My suggestion is to alter this Act to provide accessible routes of recourse, with facility to claim any resulting expenses for proven cases, and give the law teeth that protect the consumer with greater effect.


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