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Poll backs rogue traders crackdown

Burnley Express, – Fri, 18 Apr 2008 09:32

Almost all Scots want tougher laws governing aggressive and unfair sales practices, new research reveals. More than nine in ten (96%) Scots said they want a crackdown on rogue traders, the Department for Business and Regulatory Reform survey found.

...on 26 May. They are expected to bring the biggest change to consumer legislation in decades. Gareth Thomas, Consumer Affairs Minister,...

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Call for roge trader crackdown

The Daily Record, – Fri, 18 Apr 2008 09:01

MOST people want tougher laws to prevent aggressive and unfair sales practices. A survey revealed 96 per cent of people wanted a crackdown on rogue traders.

...and there are tougher rules for prize draws and doorstep selling. Consumer Affairs Minister Gareth Thomas said: "Life is going to get tougher...

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Britons want tougher rogue trader laws

Which?, – Fri, 18 Apr 2008 04:14

New rules will make it harder for cowboy traders  Almost all Britons want tougher laws governing aggressive and unfair sales practices, according to research.

...introduced, closing loopholes that rogue traders have previously been able to exploit. Consumer Affairs Minister Gareth Thomas said: à ¢à  à  Consumers...

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Biggest rogue-trader crackdown in 40 years


The Scotsman, – Fri, 18 Apr 2008 02:45

A SERIES of stringent laws designed to clamp down on aggressive and unfair sales practices are to be introduced next month, Regulations proposed by the government are aimed at curbing the activities of doorstep sellers, businesses using false accreditation, and companies purporting to offer prize draws.

...loopholes that rogue traders have previously been able to exploit. Gareth Thomas, consumer affairs minister, said he believed the regulations...

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Stricter regulations for paranormal industry


The Herald, – Fri, 18 Apr 2008 02:19

Comment Psychics and alternative medicine practitioners will face their toughest regulation yet under new rules expected to come into force next month.

...to crack down on all kinds of rogue traders guilty of unfair selling. Gareth Thomas, Consumer Affairs Minister, said: "Life is going to get tougher...

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