Purchase of goods and services in the UK after Brexit
Rights when travelling in the UK after Brexit
Complaint options after Brexit
A large proportion of consumer protection rules are regulated in the EU. If the UK leaves the European Union without an agreement, it can affect your rights as a consumer. Read our tips here.
In some areas, there are minimum requirements for the Member States. In others, exactly the same rules apply to everyone.
Many of the EU's consumer policies are directives. When a directive is adopted in the EU, it must be implemented in each member state's own legislation within two years. There are approximately 90 directives dealing with consumer protection.
A large proportion of the rules that will apply in the UK immediately after they leave the EU are therefore the same in practice as those in EU countries.
After the withdrawal date, however, it will be the British Parliament who decides what their consumer policy and protection will entail. Therefore, the British departure from the EU could have an impact on your rights as a consumer.
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ABOUT THIS THEME PAGE
This theme page is a translated version of the ECC Denmark’s theme page on www.forbrugereuropa.dk. Therefore, some of the content reflects the Danish conditions.
It is based on a no deal-scenario. In a no deal-scenario, the rules will change from day one, as the UK will exit the EU without any form of cooperation or trade relations with the EU.
Brexit has been delayed until October 31st, 2019. If the UK does not hold an EP election, they will exit on June 1st, 2019.
If the UK approves the Withdrawal Agreement during this time period, the UK will leave the EU on the first day of the next month and the transitional period will begin.
The theme is updated as the situation develops.