Update: ADR Directive – first set of implementing regulations laid before Parliament

On 17 March 2015 the ADR Implementation Team at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills laid before Parliament their first set of regulations implementing the ADR Directive. The regulations designate the Competent Authorities, clarify the process for approval of ADR providers and set out the information obligations on traders. The second set of implementing regulations will be laid later in the year.


The Department has announced that it will no longer be tendering for a residual ADR scheme. It has indicated that since the publication of the Government’s response to the consultation, the market has responded to increased demand for ADR with experienced providers coming forward to fill gaps in the marketplace. It has stated that the emergence of ADR in areas not previously covered means that the Government no longer needs to procure for this service. It will continue to monitor the market closely to ensure comprehensive availability of ADR for all sectors where traders sell to consumers.

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