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TSI welcomes Baroness Hayter's support against Bill clause

Baroness Hayter, shadow consumer affairs minister in the House of Lords, has explained her plans to 'change the Consumer Rights Bill to protect the UK's most vulnerable', in a recent blog post and supported TSI's concerns over the 48 hours' notice to businesses clause in the Bill.

Released on the first day of the report stage of the Consumer Rights Bill, Baroness Hayter has asked for the removal of 'a nonsensical clause from the Bill regarding the government’s intent to make Trading Standards Officers (TSOs) give 48 hours’ notice, in writing, when they wish to inspect premises.'

Baroness Hayter added 'TSOs ... should be allowed to do their job properly.'