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The Consumer Rights (Payment Surcharges) Regulations 2012

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3.  In these Regulations—

“court” in relation to England and Wales and Northern Ireland means a county court or the High Court, and in relation to Scotland means the sheriff or the Court of Session;

“digital content” means data which are produced and supplied in digital form;

“district heating” means the supply of heat (in the form of steam or hot water or otherwise) from a central source of production through a transmission and distribution system to heat more than one building;

“goods” means any tangible movable items, but that includes water, gas and electricity if and only if they are put up for sale in a limited volume or a set quantity;

“OFT” means the Office of Fair Trading(1);

“sales contract” means a contract under which a trader transfers or agrees to transfer the ownership of goods to a consumer and the consumer pays or agrees to pay the price (whether or not the contract also covers services);

“service contract” means a contract, other than a sales contract, under which a trader supplies or agrees to supply a service to a consumer and the consumer pays or agrees to pay the price.

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The Office of Fair Trading was established by section 1 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (c.40).

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