Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill

Available from: 20/05/2024

On the 25 April 2023, the UK Government introduced the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (‘the Bill’).  The Bill makes a series of important changes but the most important is the introduction of fining powers for the Competition and Markets Authority (‘CMA’) of up to 10% of the total value of the Trader’s turnover.

Topics for discussion will include:

Unfair commercial practices

  • Repeal of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
  • Changes to the definition of ‘unfair commercial practice’
  • Proposed amendments to the schedule of commercial practices which are always considered to be unfair

Subscription Contracts

  • Definition of ‘subscription contracts’
  • Pre-contract information to be provided
  • Provision of reminder notices
  • Cooling off rights

Enforcement provisions

  • Definition of ‘relevant infringements’
  • Changes to the powers of the court
  • Changes to the powers of the CMA
  • Provisional and final infringement notices
  • Introduction of monetary penalties – fixed amount v daily rate
  • Appeals procedure


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Non members:  £175.00

Sole practitioner:  £88.00

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