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BN1 2FU

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Annual Conference 2017 - The Labour Party


As a member of the internal market, the UK has to abide by a harmonised set of rules on the trade of goods and services that are aimed at minimising the risk of poor services, unfair trading practices or faulty products for European consumers. In the wake of the triggering of Article 50, the UK is set to leave the EU and its expansive regulatory framework by March 2019. How robust will consumer protections be, and how will legislation be geared towards ensuring the consumer rights of British citizens aren’t trampled by a rush to deregulate? Are we to adopt decades of EU legislation and regulation wholesale or create a completely new set of UK regulations from scratch?

This New Statesman and Ombudsman Services event with Baroness Dianne Hayter will ask what risks and opportunities Brexit brings for consumers across the country.


Chair: Jon Bernstein - Former Deputy Editor, New Statesman


Speakers:

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town - Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

Lewis Shand Smith - Chief Executive, Ombudsman Services

Mathew Upton - Head of Consumer Policy, Citizens Advice

Alexandra Renison - Head of Europe and Trade Policy at the Institute of Directors


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Brighton

BN1 2FU

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