consumer rights directive

Consumer Rights Directive Threatens Growth for SMEs

EU Legislation shocks SME community Thousands of small businesses across Britain and Europe are at huge risk of being forced out of business if proposed amendments to the Consumer Rights Directive are pushed through by the European Union, warns Quentin Pain, chairman and founder of accounting software specialist Accountz. Recently, the European Parliament introduced a series of amendments to Commission’s proposal for a Directive protecting online consumers rights. MEPs backed a series of new rules to protect online shoppers and boost consumer confidence to buying in other Member States. The amendments, which if passed will apply whether a transaction is made in a shop, on the phone, online or by mail order, include: A 14-day window in which consumers across the EU can change their mi... »