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Posted 8 April 2015
by Paul Kelly

Does current legislation protect your business sufficiently when you enter contracts for the sale and supply of goods and services?

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The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (“BIS”) are reviewing whether current legislation affords micro and small businesses sufficient protection when they are entering contracts for the sale or supply of goods and services.

The Government have received many calls to consider whether the protections that will be afforded to consumers in the Consumer Rights Act 2015 should also be applied to small and micro businesses.

A micro business is currently being defined as a firm which employs 0-9 employees and a small business is a firm which employs 10-49 employees.

BIS are currently consulting on this topic and ask for any interested parties to provide their submissions by 15 June 2015. Further details of this consultation and how to respond can be found at:

If you have any questions regarding BIS’s call for evidence or if you are interested in subscribing to our Parklaw service contact the Parks team by telephone on 01392 207020 or email



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Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

Paul is the managing partner of the firm