Regulations

ICO Gives Website Owners One Year to Comply with Cookies Law

Organisations and businesses that run websites aimed at UK consumers are being given up to 12 months to ‘get their house in order’ before enforcement of the new EU cookies law begins, Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham said today. The UK government has revised the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, which come into force in the UK on the 26th May, to address new EU requirements. The Regulations make clear that UK businesses and organisations running websites in the UK need to get consent from visitors to their websites in order to store cookies on users’ computers. One common technique of storing information is widely known as a cookie. This is a small file that a website puts on a user’s computer so that it can remember something, for example the user’s preference... »

Door to Door Salesman

Doorstep Selling Regulations Revised

Changes to regulations on doorstep selling come into effect from 1 October, giving customers the right to a seven–day cooling off period following a purchase from doorstep sellers. The regulations, which have now been approved by Parliament, replace the previous rules under which cancellation rights were only effective if a trader’s visit was not pre–arranged. Government–backed advice service Consumer Direct received 8,747 complaints about unsolicited doorstep selling in 2007, accounting for a total of £16.5 million in sales. Of the above complaints, 3,814 were related to home maintenance and improvement products. The revised regulations will apply to all contracts with a total payment of more than £35 and set the cooling off period to a minimum of seven... »

RIDDOR

Record and report an accident, incident or near miss Introduction If you are self-employed, employ other people or are in charge of work premises, you have a duty to report and keep records of certain types of incident or accident at work as required by RIDDOR, the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995. This guide explains your legal duties, the sorts of problems you must report and the records you must keep. »