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You can read comments made during the theme spotlight (7 April – 10 May 2011), in the sub-category pages below.
These regulations are designed to protect the rights of consumers, both before and after they purchase goods.
These regulations aim to protect members of the public from potentially dangerous
goods and stop the sale of certain goods to children.
These regulations are designed to give consumers reassurance over the quantities they are purchasing.
These regulations aim to protect the consumer and ensure that the UK jewellery industry operates to high standards.
These regulations aim to ensure that vehicles using the road are safe, clean and quiet, and to provide information to motorists about fuels and fuel efficiency.
These regulations were made during and after the Second World War to restrict or re-allow trading with certain countries.
These regulations are designed to ensure that goods are kept and traded in suitable premises, by registered people keeping the proper records. They also cover selling goods on the street.
These regulations relate to the hours that retailers are allowed to open on Sundays and on Christmas Day. They restrict larger shops to a maximum of 6 hours trading.
This site is designed to promote open discussion of ways in which the aims of existing regulation can be fulfilled in the least burdensome way possible. The presence of a particular regulation or law on this website should not be read as implying any intention on the part of the Government to remove that regulation or law from the statute book. The purpose of this exercise is to open government up to the public.