CRA Guidance for Secondary Ticketing Businesses

27 February

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published new a new guidance document for businesses involved in the secondary ticketing market. The Guidance explains consumers’ rights under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the obligations on ticketing businesses, including the need to provide specific information regarding the ticket under section 90 of the […]

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Consultation on redress in the housing market

19 February

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched a consultation on “strengthening consumer redress in the housing market”. The consultation will gather evidence and opinions on improving consumer redress in the housing market with a specific focus on improving existing services and identifying and filling gaps in redress availability. One option on which views are […]

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Court of Appeal case on Limitation

16 February

In Richards v McKeown and Another  [2017] EWCA Civ 2374 the Claimant appealed against the County Court’s summary dismissal of her claim on the grounds that it included a personal injury claim which was time barred. The High Court rejected her appeal and the Claimant appealed that decision to the Court of Appeal. The Court of […]

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Illegal money lender sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment

09 February

On 9 February 2018, Dharam Prakash Gopee was sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment after being found guilty of offences under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. In addition to the custodial sentence, Mr Gopee was issued with a Serious Crime Prevention Order which is designed […]

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Lloyds Bans Cryptocurrency Card Purchases

05 February

It has been announced this morning that Lloyds Banking Group is to prohibit its customers from purchasing cryptocurrency by credit card. Cryptocurrencies are a volatile financial product, subject to potentially substantial drops in value. Although not subject to specific regulation in the UK, the FCA has made clear that the framework in FSMA 2000, the […]

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