Consumers should be at the Heart of the Economy

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At the end of January, I closed the Second Reading debate for the Opposition on the Government’s Consumer Rights Bill.

The British public is paying the price for a Government whose economic policy depends on balancing the books out of the pockets of consumers. With millions of families struggling with the cost of living, I believes it’s time to put the power back into the pound in your pocket.  The Government’s Consumer Rights Bill will doing nothing to help that.

The Coalition is offering little offering through this legislation and should go much further. Instead of giving real powers to consumers to help prevent these problems, the best it can do is 30 days to get your money back.

The Bill will now go through it’s parliamentary process, where Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs Stella Creasy MP, on behalf of Labour, will try to amend it to truly put consumers at the heart of the future of the British economy.

You can read my speech here.