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One Year On...

The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPR) turned one on 26 May and has already shown its clout with 171 enforcement cases taken by trading standards across the country.
TSI's civil law lead officer David Sanders said there had initially been concerns over how the new regulations would compare to previous legislation but he said: 'I am pleased to say that we are learning to love CPR, it is a very useful tool.   One year on we are realising that this is much better and has a wider scope than what we used to have.'
The majority of CPR cases in this first year have been used to take action against rogue traders in the home maintenance and improvement sector.