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Friday, 21 June 2013

Trading Stadards assumes responsibility for approving Codes

With the OFT being shuffled out of the consumer protection area, responsibility for codes of practice has passed to the Trading Standards institute, whose new Consumer Codes Approval Scheme was launched on 21 June. It takes over the nine approved codes of practice, including of course the biggest (and oldest, and best), Motor Codes.

There's a piece about it on the Guardian's website here, too, and probably many others too.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Commission proposes legislation to facilitate damage claims by victims of antitrust violations

The Commission has adopted a proposal for a directive on compensation for victims of antitrust violations, such as cartels. The press release, and links to further information, is here.