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The Government Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launches COVID-19 taskforce

The CMA is launching a taskforce today (27 March) to tackle negative impacts within its remit of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The outbreak of COVID-19 is an unprecedented and rapidly evolving challenge that has prompted many concerns that businesses might exploit the situation to take advantage of people, for exampl by charging excessive prices or making misleading claims about their products.

Read more about the taskforce and report any concerns about a business exploiting the current situation

Our Trading Standards service deals with a variety of consumer legislation covering fair trading, weights and measures and the safety of consumer goods. If you need advice relating to the purchase of goods or services, you can contact us by emailing or calling 0191 433 3000.

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