From 13 June 2014, the new Consumer Contracts Regulations* come into effect. For those who trade online, it is important to consider how these regulations will apply to you, and ensure that your website’s terms and conditions of supply are compliant by this deadline.
• The statutory cancellation period (often known as the ‘cooling-off period’) is being extended to 14 calendar days.
• Traders must, unless the consumer agrees otherwise, deliver any goods purchased within 30 calendar days.
• There is a new, extended list of pre-contract information that a trader must give to a consumer.
• Where a consumer has a right to cancel a contract, the trader must provide the consumer with a model cancellation form.
*Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/3134)
If you would like to update your terms and conditions to meet the new requirements, we will be happy to discuss it initially on a no obligation basis. Please contact our commercial team on 01737 854 500 or find out more here.