Start date: 20 December 2010
Closing date: 14 February 2011
This consultation, issued by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and supported by the Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO), is on the Enforcement Approach to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) civil sanctions pilot (the Pilot) - for further information see: www.bis.gov.uk/Consultations/civil-sanctions-pilot.
The Pilot is on hold pending decisions by Ministers. The OFT will not be issuing a response until a decision about the Pilot is taken.
The Statutory Instruments (SIs) which would create the powers outlined in this Enforcement Approach were expected to be given force in February 2011, but have been put on hold. If the SIs are introduced the Enforcement Approach will be updated to reflect the powers contained within them and thus further consultation is likely to be necessary.
The Pilot powers were intended to be made available to the OFT and fourteen participating local authority Trading Standards Services (TSS).
This consultation describes:
The consultation is now closed.
Team leader: Andrew Hadley (020 7211 8419) email@example.com
Project director: Barbara Hughes (020 7211 8269) firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior responsible officer: Cavendish Elithorn (020 7211 8170) email@example.com
Queries on the civil sanctions pilots should be directed to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Queries on the consultation can be directed to:
Goods and Consumer Group
Office of Fair Trading
2-6 Salisbury Square
Any media enquiries should be directed to a member of our Press Office.
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