Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed the publication of a new Consumer White Paper, which sets out the measures the Government is taking to help people facing difficulties with debt and their finances.
It also includes longer term measures to boost consumer confidence – including the creation of a Consumer Advocate to champion consumer interests with new powers to protect consumers.
The new package of measures includes a self-help toolkit for those in difficulty with their debts alongside measures to protect people from unscrupulous debt-collection agencies, the creation of a new Consumer Advocate with new powers to demand redress for consumers and a review into credit cards, credit repayments and high cost credit, a ban on unsolicited credit card cheques and a new focus on tackling e-crime, as people increasingly turn to the Internet to do their shopping.
David Hanson said:
“This package of measures shows that the Government is backing the British public when it comes to consumer rights.
“The new Consumer Advocate will provide a strong, powerful independent voice with legal powers on the side of the public.
“It is also important that those people trapped in debt have support to find a way back to a healthy financial situation. The Government is today unveiling a support package to give people a helping hand alongside a review into expensive credit.”