Office of Fair Trading

The coalition is urging schools to avoid branded uniforms to cut bills for hard-pressed parents. Schools minister David Laws
This Friday, the High Cost Credit Bill returns to the House of Commons to resume its Second reading debate, following a Backbench Business debate on the same issue this Thursday. Unfortunately, due to the lack of Government support, there is a real risk that it will not be granted sufficient time for debate in this current parliamentary session.
George Osborne has been accused of driving hard-up people into the arms of payday lenders after delaying jobless benefit
Our latest research reveals that around eight in ten (85%) people received an unsolicited call in the last month, and of these a staggering one in 10 (8%) received 50 unwanted calls or more in the last month. This isn't a problem that's going to go away on its own.
MPs have blasted the "feeble and wimpish" Office of Fair Trading for failing to get to grips with payday lending companies
Fresh evidence of "out of control" payday lenders failing to act responsibly and hounding people for money was released by
So-called "free" web and app-based games for children are under investigation following concerns that users can run up substantial
It's clear that nuisance calls and texts have become a daily problem for many people. They not only cause frustration, but they can even be distressing and intimidating. We've had more than 1,600 comments about nuisance calls and texts on our website and many of them had the same theme - 'why isn't something being done?' Our research also found that in the last three months, seven in 10 people received unsolicited calls and four in 10 an unwanted text.
Mercedes-Benz and three of its commercial vehicle dealers have been fined £2.6 million after being found guilty of price
The market power of the largest players has increased - and not because they have provided better customer service or value-for-money products, but because of government subsidies and bailouts. The result is that it's now almost impossible for smaller providers to gain a foothold in the market.
Aldi, Co-Op, Lidl, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose have agreed to make promotions on their
The Office of Fair Trading has called for information to explore the extent to which businesses are monitoring online shoppers
Petrol prices have fallen but drivers are still being short-changed, according to the AA. Average petrol prices have gone
Earlier this month the Office of Fair Trading wrote to 62 of the top online retailers in the country to let them know their website may not comply with consumer protection law.
Thousands of state schools will be made to review their uniform policies to allow parents to shop around for cheaper items
The Office of Fair Trading has referred the car insurance industry to the Competition Commission following concerns motorists
One of Britain's largest doorstep lenders gave thousands of pounds of loans to a schizophrenic woman despite knowing she
Payday lender Wonga has seen profits surge after approving nearly 2.5 million short-term loans in its last financial year
The operator of Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotels and two of the UK's biggest online travel agents were under investigation
Payday loan firm Yes Loans has had its licence revoked after using "deceitful and oppressive business practices", the trading