Consumer Rights Act 2015
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 is a major overhaul and consolidation of consumer protection law and received Royal Assent in March this year.
It is expected, for the most part, to come into force on 1 October 2015.
The Act replaces eight existing laws, including the Sale of Goods Act 1979, the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982, the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 and the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999.
Schools, as service providers, may wish to consider what the new Act includes. Broadly, it covers implied terms, remedies in consumer contracts, unfair contract terms and enforcement of consumer protection law.
For more information see:
School Regulation and Inspection - update December 2016
Autumn Statement, Insurance, Inspections pilots, Inspections pilots, Consultations affecting charities, Charity law, Ministry of Defence Accredited Schools Database, Tax free childcare, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), DfE census dataRead More
School Regulation and Inspection - update November 2016
Schools that work for everyone consultation, Children missing education, Tax free childcare, Inspection.Read More
School Regulation and Inspection - update October 2016
Schools that work for everyone consultation, Inspection, Data Protection, Fundraising Regulator, Charity law update, Technical issues in charity law consultation, Salary sacrifice consultation.Read More
Children missing education - statutory guidance
The reporting duties for schools when children are missing education have changed.Read More
New Fundraising Regulator
There will be a new fundraising regulator, formed as a result of the Etherington review into fundraising.Read More
Childcare and Schools fact sheets
Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act: Childcare and Schools fact sheets from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.Download
Proposed New Independent School Standards
Government consultation response from the Department for Education.Download