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Draft Consumer Contracts Response to BIS's request for comments on the Draft Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Payments) Regulations 2013 (October 2013)
The OFT has responded to BIS's request for comments on the Draft Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Payments) Regulations 2013
OFT's response to BIS's request for comments on the Draft Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Payments) Regulations 2013 (pdf 131 kb)
Draft CPRs Response to the publication by BIS of its draft Consumer Protection from Unfair Commercial Practices (Amendment) Regulations (October 2013)
The OFT 's response to the publication by BIS of its draft Consumer Protection from Unfair Commercial Practices (Amendment) Regulations
Draft CPRs (Amendment) Regulations response (pdf 135 kb)
OFT1502 OFT response to the Draft Consumer Rights Bill proposals (September 2013)
The OFT has responded to BIS’s pre-legislative consultation on the draft Consumer Rights Bill
OFT1502 OFT Response to draft Consumer Rights Bill (pdf 625 kb)
OFT1504 Response to the BIS consultation: Streamlining Regulatory and Competition Appeals: consultation on options for reform (September 2013)
The OFT's response to the BIS consultation Streamlining Regulatory and Competition Appeals: a consultation on options for reform
Response to BIS consultation: Streamlining Regulatory and Competition Appeals - Options for Reform (pdf 269 kb)
oft1465 Unfair terms in consumer contracts: a new approach? OFT response to the Law Commission Issues Paper (November 2012)
The OFT has responded to the Law Commission's issues paper 'Unfair terms in consumer contracts: a new approach.'
OFT1465 OFT response to LC UCT consultation (pdf 746 kb)
oft1461resp Response to the consultation on the implementation of the Consumer Rights Directive 2011/83/EU (November 2012)
OFT's response to the Government’s consultation on the implementation of the Consumer Rights Directive
OFT1461resp OFT's response to the Government’s consultation on the implementation of the Consumer Rights Directive (pdf 215 kb)
payment surcharges BIS consultation on early implementation of a ban on above cost payment surcharges (November 2012)
The OFT's response to the Government's consultation on the early implementation of a ban on above cost payment surcharges
Payment surcharges consultation response (pdf 251 kb)
Welsh Government's People's NHS consultation OFT's response to the Welsh Government's People's NHS consultation (October 2012)
The OFT's response to the Welsh Government's People's NHS consultation which consulted on a new discussion between themselves, patients and the NHS on how to improve health and health services
OFT response to The People's NHS Consultation (pdf 96 kb)
OFT1453resp Enhancing Consumer Confidence by Clarifying Consumer Law: consultation on the supply of goods, services and digital content (October 2012)
The OFT's response to Government's consultation on options to simplify and clarify the law in relation to the supply of goods, services and digital content supplied under a contract.
Enhancing Consumer Confidence by Clarifying Consumer Law: consultation on the supply of goods, services and digital content (pdf 707 kb)
OFT1434resp Private Actions in Competition Law: a consultation on options for reform - The OFT's response to the Government's Consultation (July 2012)
OFT response to BIS consultation ‘Private Actions in competition law: a consultation on options for reform’
Response to the BIS consultation: A Competition Regime for Growth: a consultation on options for reform  (pdf 371 kb)
Common European Sales Law Response to the call for evidence on a Common European Sales Law for the European Union – a proposal for a Regulation from the European Commission (May 2012)
The OFT has responded to the Government's Call for Evidence about the impact, possible costs and benefits of the European Commission's proposed regulation for a Common European Sales Law.
OFT response to MOJ call for evidence - CESL (pdf 167 kb)
Market for card, internet and mobile payments Response to the European Commission’s Green Paper on card, internet and mobile payments (April 2012)
OFT's response to the EC Green Paper: 'Towards an integrated European market for card, internet and mobile payments'
Response to EC Green Paper 'Towards an integrated European market for card, internet and mobile payments (pdf 285 kb)
Transforming Regulatory Enforcement OFT response to BIS Discussion Document: Transforming Regulatory Enforcement: Freeing Up Business Growth (September 2011)
OFT response to BIS Discussion Document: Transforming Regulatory Enforcement: Freeing Up Business Growth
OFT response to Transforming Regulatory Enforcement (pdf 85 kb)
Local Better Regulation Office OFT response to BIS Consultation: The future of the Local Better Regulation Office and extending the benefits of the Primary Authority Scheme (December 2011)
OFT response to BIS Consultation: The future of the Local Better Regulation Office and extending the benefits of the Primary Authority Scheme
OFT response to future of LBRO (pdf 69 kb)
oft1369 Response to the Department for Transport's Consultation on Reform of the ATOL (September 2011)
The OFT has responded to the Department for Transport's consultation on ATOL reforms.
OFT's response to the DfT's consultation on ATOL reforms (pdf 103 kb)
OFT1355 Response to the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission consultation on consumer redress for misleading and aggressive practices (July 2011)
OFT's response to the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission consultation on consumer redress for misleading and aggressive practices
Response to the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission consultation on consumer redress for misleading and aggressive practices (pdf 342 kb)
OFT1335 Response to the BIS consultation: A Competition Regime for Growth: a consultation on options for reform (June 2011)
The OFT's response to the BIS consultation
A Competition Regime for Growth: a consultation on options for reform - OFT response (pdf 1.01 mb)
OFT1334resp Response to the Ministry of Justice's consultation on the Draft Defamation Bill (June 2011)
The response from the Office of Fair Trading to the Ministry of Justice's consultation on the Draft Defamation Bill.
Response to the Ministry of Justice's consultation on the Draft Defamation Bill (pdf 187 kb)
Response to MOJ Call for evidence and views on the European Commission’s Green Paper on policy options for progress towards a European Contract Law for consumers and businesses (December 2010)
OFT response to call for evidence and views on the European Commission's Green Paper on policy options for progress towards a European Contract Law for consumers and businesses
OFT response to call for evidence and views on the European Commission's Green Paper on policy options for progress towards a European Contract Law for consumers and businesses (pdf 166 kb)
OFT1285res Criminal Liability in Regulatory Contexts (November 2010)
OFT response to Law Commission consultation
Criminal Liability in Regulatory Contexts (pdf 316 kb)
Timeshare and holidays products response Response to the BIS consultation on implementing the timeshare, long-term holiday products, resale and exchange contracts directive (September 2010)
The OFT has responded to the BIS consultation on proposed regulations to implement EU Directive 2008/122/EC on timeshare, long-term holiday products, etc.
OFT's response to BIS consultation on Implementation of EU Directive 2008/122/EC (pdf 160 kb)
OFT1264 Consumer Rights Directive: Allowing contingent or ancillary charges to be assessed for unfairness (August 2010)
OFT response to BIS call for evidence
Consumer Rights Directive: Allowing contingent or ancillary charges to be assessed for unfairness (pdf 346 kb)
OFT1229resp Response to the consultation on the pilot operation of civil sanction powers for consumer law enforcers (May 2010)
OFT's response to BIS' consultation
Response to the consultation on the pilot operation of civil sanction powers for consumer law enforcers (pdf 156 kb)
OFT1211resp Response to DfT's consultation on proposals to update the regulatory framework for aviation (April 2010)
OFT's response to DfT consultation.
Response to DfT's consultation on proposals to update the regulatory framework for aviation (pdf 86 kb)
OFT1141 OFT's response to the BIS consultation on the Land Agreements Exclusion and Revocation Order 2004 (November 2009)
OFT's response to the BIS consultation
Response to the BIS consultation on Land Agreements Exclusion and Revocation Order 2004 (pdf 93 kb)
oft 1100 Response to the EU Discussion Paper on Consumer Collective Redress (July 2009)
This paper sets out the response of the OFT on Consumer Collective Redress.
OFT's response to the EU Discussion Paper on Consumer Collective Redress (pdf 171 kb)
oft 1076 Wider choice and better protection - A consultation paper on the regulation of legal services in Scotland (April 2009)
Response from the Office of Fair Trading
Wider choice and better protection - A consultation paper on the regulation of legal services in Scotland - Response from the Office of Fair Trading (pdf 150 kb)
oft 1063 OFT's response to the EU Green Paper on Consumer Collective Redress (March 2009)
An OFT response
OFT's response to the EU Green Paper on Consumer Collective Redress (pdf 126 kb)
oft 1052 Consumer remedies for faulty goods (February 2009)
A consultation response by the Office of Fair Trading
Consumer remedies for faulty goods (pdf 126 kb)
oft 1051 Consultation on EU proposals for a Consumer Rights Directive (February 2009)
A consultation response by the Office of Fair Trading
Consultation on EU proposals for a Consumer Rights Directive (pdf 338 kb)
oft 1015 Consumer law review: call for evidence (July 2008)
The OFT's response to the consumer law review
Response to the Consumer law review: Call for evidence (pdf 139 kb)
oft 1006 Response to the European Commission's White Paper, Damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules (July 2008)
This paper sets out the response of the OFT to the European Commission's (EC) White Paper, Damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules and the accompanying Commission Staff Working Paper.
Response to the European Commission's White Paper, Damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules (pdf 151 kb)
oft 995 General Pre-Action Protocol and Practice Direction on Pre-Action Protocols (June 2008)
The OFT's response to the Civil Justice Council Consultation Paper on its General Pre-Action Protocol and Practice Direction on Pre-Action Protocols
General Pre-Action Protocol and Practice Direction on Pre-Action Protocols (pdf 119 kb)
oft 993 Treasury committee inquiry into inherited estates (2008)
Evidence submitted by the Office of Fair Trading
Treasury committee inquiry into inherited estates (pdf 147 kb)
oft 989 The Scottish Civil Courts Review (April 2008)
OFT's response
The Scottish Civil Courts Review (pdf 250 kb)
oft 983 OFT's response to the EU consultation on consumer collective redress benchmarks (March 2008)
A consultation response by the Office of Fair Trading
OFT's response to the EU consultation on consumer collective redress benchmarks (pdf 118 kb)
oft 980 Implementing the EU Services Directive in the UK (February 2008)
A consultation response by the Office of Fair Trading
Implementing the EU Services Directive in the UK (pdf 250 kb)
oft 977 OFT's response to the Council of the Law Society of Scotland discussion paper (February 2008)
OFT's response to the discussion paper issued by the Council of the Law Society of Scotland in relation to options for the introduction of alternative business structures
OFT's response to the Council of the Law Society of Scotland discussion paper (pdf 95 kb)
oft 968 OFT response to Doorstep selling discussion paper (December 2007)
OFT response to an EC discussion paper on doorstep selling
OFT response to Doorstep selling discussion paper (pdf 159 kb)
oft 950 Implementation of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive - consultation response (August 2007)
Implementation of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive
Implementation of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive - consultation response (pdf 102 kb)
oft 949 Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill Enforcement Consultation (August 2007)
The Office of Fair Trading's response to the consultation paper
Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill Consultation (pdf 155 kb)
oft 948 A Code of Practice for regulators – a consultation paper (August 2007)
Response of the Office of Fair Trading
A Code of Practice for regulators - a consultation paper (pdf 115 kb)
oft 938 Trade and Industry Committee: inquiry into the work of the OFT (April 2007)
Evidence submitted by the Office of Fair Trading
Trade and Industry Committee: inquiry into the work of the OFT (pdf 104 kb) Trade and Industry Committee: inquiry into the work of the OFT - supplementary evidence (pdf 80 kb)
oft 915 Financial Capability: the Government's long-term approach (April 2007)
OFT response to HM Treasury consultation
Financial Capability: the Government's long-term approach (pdf 104 kb)
oft 907 House of Lords Select Committee: inquiry into role of economic regulators (February 2007)
Evidence submitted by the OFT
House of Lords Select Committee: inquiry into role of economic regulators (pdf 198 kb) House of Lords Select Committee: inquiry into role of economic regulators - further evidence (pdf 83 kb)
oft 900a Concurrency competition powers in sectoral regulation (February 2007)
OFT response to the report by Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and HMT
OFT response to the report by DTI and HMT on concurrency competition powers in sectoral regulation (pdf 91 kb) CWP response to the report by DTI and HMT on concurrency competition powers in sectoral regulation (pdf 112 kb)
oft 898 Framing and enforcing criminal sanctions in the Regulations implementing the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (February 2007)
OFT response to consultation document
Framing and enforcing criminal sanctions in the Regulations implementing the Unfair Commercial... (pdf 334 kb)
oft 878 Draft statutory instruments: exemptions, post-contract information and licensing (November 2006)
OFT response to Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform consultation document
Draft statutory instruments:exemptions, post-contract information and licensing (pdf 168 kb)
oft 877 Implementation of Directive 1997/7/EC on the Protection of Consumers in Respect of Distance Contracts (November 2006)
A consultation response by the Office of Fair Trading
Implementation of Directive 1997/7/EC on the Protection of Consumers in Respect of Distance... (pdf 111 kb)
oft 875 Fraud review final report (November 2006)
A consultation response by the Office of Fair Trading
Fraud review (pdf 238 kb)
oft 867 Representative actions in consumer protection legislation (October 2006)
A consultation response by the Office of Fair Trading
Representative actions in consumer protection legislation (pdf 238 kb)
oft 859 Review of the Timeshare Directive (August 2006)
A consultation response by the Office of Fair Trading
Review of Timeshare Directive (94/47/EC) (pdf 149 kb)
oft 844 Response to the European Commission's Green Paper, Damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules (May 2006)
Response to the European Commission's Green Paper
Response to EC on damages actions for breach of antitrust rules (pdf 130 kb)
oft 843 Strengthen and streamline consumer advocacy (April 2006)
A consultation response by the Office of Fair Trading
Strengthen and streamline consumer advocacy (pdf 149 kb)
oft 839 Implementing the EU Directive on Unfair Commercial Practices and Amending Existing Consumer Legislation (March 2006)
A consultation response by the Office of Fair Trading
Implementing the EU Directive on Unfair Commercial Practices  (pdf 216 kb)
oft 835 Credit card cheques: a Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform discussion paper (March 2006)
OFT response to Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform consultation document
Credit card cheques (pdf 162 kb)
oft 832 Competition issues associated with the trading of airport slots (June 2005)
This paper has been jointly prepared by the OFT/CAA to assist discussion on the proposal for introducing market mechanisms for allocating airport slots.
Competition issues associated with the trading of airport slots (pdf 470 kb)
oft 820 OFT response to the European Commission's Action Plan on state aid reform (September 2005)
Office of Fair Trading (OFT) response to the Commission’s initiative to undertake a comprehensive reform of state aid policy.
OFT response to the European Commission's Action Plan on state aid reform (pdf 131 kb)
oft 761 A consultation on Voluntary Termination of Hire Purchase and Conditional Sale Agreements under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (November 2004)
OFT response to consultation document
Voluntary Termination of Hire Purchase and Conditional Sale Agreements  (pdf 555 kb)


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