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Brexit – Regulation an opportunity for the UK to get it right UK Consumers are about 66% of the UK economy spending over £1,200,000,000,000 per annum. How we are served by both public and private...
What does an EHIC card provide? Twenty-seven million of us have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which entitles us to free or reduced- cost medical care if we are visiting European Economic...
EU framework legislation ensures the safety of consumer products across the EU. The standards that underpin the legislation ensure a level playing field for business and acceptable levels of safety...
The European Commission is asking the question “The Services Package: Is the EU on the right track?” As President of ANEC, the European Consumer Voice in Standardisation, I presented a consumer view...
What is an EHIC and how does it work? The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is free and entitles you to free or reduced-cost medical treatment throughout the EU plus Iceland, Liechtenstein,...
There are arguments over how protectionist the current EU trade deals are outside the EU so that goods coming in from outside the EU are much more expensive than they need be. The EU say that the...
Yes, its actually thirty years since I chaired the Consumer Congress in Liverpool.  This was attended by over 300 delegates from a tremendous variety of organisations, addressed by Michael Howard,...
TrustMark, the only government-endorsed ‘find a tradesperson’ scheme in the UK, has been working with the National Consumer Federation (NCF) over the past few months to develop their name branding,...
Since announcing our intention to leave the European Union the pound has lost 15% against the euro, is at a three decade low against the dollar, and is predicted to reach parity with the euro by the...
The NCF is considering the effect changes in trade agreements from the UK within the EU to the UK by itself could impact consumers. Within the EU all the disparate safety laws and standards have been...