Consumers: Protection

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 5th March 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Wilcox Baroness Wilcox Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure the long-term protection of UK consumers after their financial support for the UK European Consumer Centre ends in March 2020.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

In the event of a no deal exit, the Government has committed to fund the UK’s European Consumer Centre for at least one year. We will use this time to assess the landscape post EU exit and determine the most effective way to provide consumers with advice about cross-border purchases.

However, delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the Government’s top priority. The UK remains committed to providing the highest standards of protection to UK consumers. For example, we will publish a comprehensive Consumer White Paper this year to ensure markets provide consumers with competitive prices and quality products and services.

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