Coalition tackling rogue traders to protect the vulnerable – Willott

August 7, 2013 9:59 AM

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Jenny Willott, MP for Cardiff Central, has welcomed today's announcement by Liberal Democrat Business Minister Jo Swinson of new plans to tackle rogue traders and give better protection to vulnerable and elderly consumers.

Rogue traders cost consumers billions of pounds per year and can cause distress and alarm to people, especially to the elderly and vulnerable.

The new proposals amending the Consumer Protection Regulations from Unfair Trading Regulations will:

Commenting, Jenny Willott said:

"The Coalition Government is getting a grip on the situation to ensure you are entitled to the same level of protection whether you are buying something online, at home or in a shop.

"For too long the rules that apply when buying goods and services have been murky for both consumers and businesses. The situation is even worse for vulnerable consumers if they are misled into buying something they neither need nor want. The new rules will help tackle the problem of rogue traders and make it much easier for those who've been conned or bullied to get their money back."

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