Search Legislation

The Consumer Protection (Enforcement) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

PART 1Introduction

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Consumer Protection (Enforcement) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and come into force on exit day.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations, “the 2002 Act” means the Enterprise Act 2002(1).

PART 2Amendment of primary legislation

Amendment of the Enterprise Act 2002

3.—(1) The 2002 Act is amended as follows.

(2) In section 210 (consumers)—

(a)in subsection (6)—

(i)for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”;

(ii)for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute “the listed enactment concerned”;

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) An enactment is a listed enactment if it is specified in Schedule 13 or to the extent that it is so specified.

(6B) References to an enactment include—

(a)references to subordinate legislation (within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978(2));

(b)for the purposes of paragraph 6 of Schedule 13, references to a rule of law in Scotland;

(c)for the purposes of paragraph 16 of Schedule 13, references to rules forming part of the law of any part of the United Kingdom made other than under an Act.;

(c)omit subsections (7) and (7A).

(3) For section 212 (Community infringements), substitute—

212.    Schedule 13 infringements

(1) In this Part a Schedule 13 infringement is an act or omission which contravenes a listed enactment and which harms the collective interests of consumers.

(2) References to a listed enactment must be construed in accordance with section 210.

(4) In section 213 (enforcers)—

(a)omit subsection (5);

(b)in subsection (5A), for “(being bodies or persons designated by the Secretary of State under Article 4(1) or 4(2) of the CPC Regulation) is a CPC enforcer” substitute “is a Schedule 13 enforcer”;

(c)omit subsections (10) and (11).

(5) In section 214 (consultation), in subsection (2)(d), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”.

(6) In section 215 (applications)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement” in both places where it occurs;

(b)omit subsection (4);

(c)in subsection (4A)—

(i)for “CPC enforcer” substitute “Schedule 13 enforcer”;

(ii)for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”;

(d)omit subsections (6), (7) and (8).

(7) In section 216 (applications: directions by CMA), omit subsection (6).

(8) In section 217 (enforcement orders), in subsection (2), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”.

(9) In section 218 (interim enforcement order)—

(a)in subsection (1)(a), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement” in both places where it occurs;

(b)in subsection (4), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”.

(10) In section 218A (unfair commercial practices: substantiation of claims), in subsection (1)—

(a)for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”;

(b)for the words from “Directive 2005/29/EC of the European Parliament” to the end of the subsection, substitute “the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008(3)”.

(11) In section 219 (undertakings)—

(a)in subsection (3)(c), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”;

(b)in subsection (5A), for “CPC enforcer” substitute “Schedule 13 enforcer”;

(c)in subsection (5B)—

(i)for “CPC enforcer” substitute “Schedule 13 enforcer”;

(ii)for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”.

(12) In section 219A (definition of enhanced consumer measures), in subsection (5)(c), for “CPC enforcer” substitute “Schedule 13 enforcer”.

(13) In section 220 (further proceedings), in subsection (2), for “CPC enforcer” substitute “Schedule 13 enforcer”.

(14) Omit section 221 (Community infringements: proceedings).

(15) In section 222 (bodies corporate: accessories), in subsection (1), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”.

(16) In section 229 (advice and information), in subsection (6), for “general or CPC enforcer or a designated enforcer” substitute “enforcer”.

(17) Omit sections 235 (Injunctions Directive) and 235A (CPC Regulation).

(18) In section 235B (dual enforcers), for “CPC enforcer” substitute “Schedule 13 enforcer” in both places where it occurs.

(19) In section 243(4) (overseas disclosures), in subsection (12)(c), for “an order under section 212(3)” substitute “Schedule 13”.

(20) For Schedule 13 (Listed Directives and Regulations), substitute the Schedule set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

Amendment of the Consumer Rights Act 2015

4.—(1) Schedule 5 (investigatory powers etc.) to the Consumer Rights Act 2015(5) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 2 (enforcers), for “an EU enforcer” substitute “a Schedule 13 enforcer” in both places where it occurs.

(3) In the italic heading before paragraph 4, for “EU enforcers” substitute “Schedule 13 enforcers”.

(4) For paragraph 4 substitute—

4.   In this Schedule “Schedule 13 enforcer” means a person or body which is a Schedule 13 enforcer under section 213(5A) of the Enterprise Act 2002.

(5) In paragraph 8 (interpretation of other terms), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”.

(6) In paragraph 13 (exercise of powers in this Part)—

(a)omit sub-paragraph (2)(c);

(b)in sub-paragraph (3), for “an EU enforcer” substitute “a Schedule 13 enforcer”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (10), omit the definition of “Community enforcer”.

(7) In the heading of Part 4, for “EU enforcers” substitute “Schedule 13 enforcers”.

(8) In the italic heading before paragraph 20, for “EU enforcers” substitute “Schedule 13 enforcers”.

(9) In paragraph 20—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1), for “an EU enforcer” substitute “a Schedule 13 enforcer”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (2)—

(i)for “an EU enforcer” substitute “a Schedule 13 enforcer”;

(ii)for “CPC enforcer” substitute “Schedule 13 enforcer”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (3), for “EU enforcer” substitute “Schedule 13 enforcer”;

(d)in sub-paragraph (3)(a), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”;

(e)in sub-paragraphs (4) and (5), for “An EU enforcer” substitute “A Schedule 13 enforcer”;

(f)in sub-paragraph (5)(a), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”;

(g)in sub-paragraph (6), for “An EU enforcer” substitute “A Schedule 13 enforcer”.

(10) In paragraph 32 (power to enter premises with warrant)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (3)(b)—

(i)for “an EU enforcer” substitute “a Schedule 13 enforcer”;

(ii)for “Community infringement as defined in section 212 of the Enterprise Act 2002” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (3)(c), for “an EU enforcer” substitute “a Schedule 13 enforcer”.

(11) In paragraph 41 (compensation)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (4), for “an EU enforcer” substitute “a Schedule 13 enforcer”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (4)(a), for “Community infringement” substitute “Schedule 13 infringement”.

Amendment of the Data Protection Act 2018

5.  In Part 2 of Schedule 2 (Exemptions etc from the GDPR) to the Data Protection Act 2018(6)—

(a)in the table in paragraph 11, omit row 10 (consumer protection enforcer);

(b)in paragraph 12, omit the definitions of “consumer protection enforcer” and “CPC Regulation”.

PART 3Amendment and revocation of subordinate legislation

Amendment of the Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Designated Enforcers: Criteria for Designation, Designation of Public Bodies as Designated Enforcers and Transitional Provisions) Order 2003

6.  In the Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Designated Enforcers: Criteria for Designation, Designation of Public Bodies as Designated Enforcers and Transitional Provisions) Order 2003(7), in article 3 (criteria for designation)—

(a)in paragraph (b), for “Community infringements” substitute “Schedule 13 infringements”;

(b)in paragraph (f)—

(i)omit “and Community enforcers”;

(ii)for “Community infringements” substitute “Schedule 13 infringements”.

Revocation of orders made under section 212(3) of the Enterprise Act 2002

7.  The following are revoked—

(a)the Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Community Infringements Specified UK Laws) Order 2003(8);

(b)the Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Community Infringements Specified UK Laws) (Amendment) Order 2005(9);

(c)the Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Community Infringements Specified UK Laws) Order 2006(10);

(d)the Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 EU Infringements) Order 2014(11);

(e)the Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Community Infringements and Specified UK Laws) (Amendment) Order 2015(12).

PART 4Revocation of retained direct EU legislation

Revocation of Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004

8.  Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws is revoked.

PART 5Transitional provisions

Post-exit day enforcement of Community infringements: general rule

9.—(1) Subject to regulation 10, the amendments in regulations 3 and 4 and the revocations in regulation 7 do not apply in relation to any Community infringement or suspected Community infringement to the extent that it occurred (or is suspected to have occurred) before exit day.

(2) “Community infringement” has the meaning given by section 212 of the 2002 Act before these Regulations come into force.

Post-exit day enforcement of Community infringements: exceptions to general rule

10.—(1) A Community enforcer may not, after exit day—

(a)exercise any function under Part 8 of the 2002 Act, or

(b)continue any proceedings relating to an application made to a court under that Part prior to exit day, and any such proceedings that have not been determined before exit day are deemed to be withdrawn.

(2) The deemed withdrawal of proceedings under paragraph (1)(b) does not prevent another enforcer from making an application to court under Part 8 of the 2002 Act in relation to the infringement, or suspected infringement, in question.

(3) In paragraph (1) a “Community enforcer” has the meaning given by section 213 of the 2002 Act before these Regulations come into force and in paragraph (2) “another enforcer” means an enforcer under that section after these Regulations come into force.

(4) Regulation 9 does not apply to regulation 3(4)(c).

Kelly Tolhurst

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

6th February 2019

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum sets out a brief statement of the purpose of a Statutory Instrument and provides information about its policy objective and policy implications. They aim to make the Statutory Instrument accessible to readers who are not legally qualified and accompany any Statutory Instrument or Draft Statutory Instrument laid before Parliament from June 2004 onwards.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources