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Businesses in Europe would face stiffer penalties for widespread breaches of consumer laws in future under proposals published by the European Commission. 13 Apr 2018
The UK government is to publish legislation to introduce the world’s first public register of beneficial ownership register of overseas companies and other bodies that own UK property or participate in UK government procurement. 27 Mar 2018
Automotive manufacturers selling vehicles in China are subject to strict rules governing product safety and must follow procedures set by a regulator when undertaking recalls. Manufacturers face financial losses, regulatory fines and significant reputational...
European law requires food businesses to ensure that only food which is safe is placed on the market. These requirements affect all stages of production, processing and distribution of food.
The criminal law imposes duties on both employers and suppliers to ensure that products provided for use at work are safe and free from risk. Failure to discharge these duties exposes businesses to the prospect of investigation by the regulators.
Along with a detailed regulatory regime, manufacturers and suppliers of products for use by UK consumers and in UK workplaces are bound by contractual and non-contractual obligations.
The UK's consumer product safety regulatory regime is broadly derived from EU legislation, which imposes obligations on each of the players in the supply chain from manufacturer through to distributor.
The Consumer Rights Act aims to rectify the traditional complexities of UK consumer law by consolidating eight pieces of separate legislation in this area into a single piece of legislation.
The successful commercialisation of driverless cars will depend on manufacturers winning the public's confidence over the safety of the technology, a legal expert on connected and autonomous vehicles has said. 21 Mar 2018
ANALYSIS: The UK government's new product safety agency has published guidance to help companies deal with safety issues and recalls. Though the guidance is practical, helpful and easy to follow, smaller companies may struggle to comply with all its... 08 Mar 2018
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