< June 2018

Open consultation: Care Homes for the elderly – draft consumer law advice

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is inviting views on draft advice for providers of residential and nursing care homes for people in the UK over 65 on their consumer law obligations.

The purpose of the advice is to help care homes understand and comply with their obligations under consumer law.

The CMA invites interested parties to respond to the questions in Section 2 of the consultation document. The consultation will be of interest to:

  • care homes and their representative bodies
  • care home residents and their representatives
  • charities representing the elderly
  • local authorities and other funding bodies

The CMA plans to publish a final version of the advice, taking into account comments received, together with an anonymised summary of responses that fall within the scope of the consultation, in Autumn 2018.

Separate to this consultation, the CMA has already consulted on draft advice on the charging of fees after the death of a resident. The final advice was published on 31 May 2018. That advice is not part of the current consultation, but will be incorporated into this advice once finalised.

To downlaod the draft advice and consultation document visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/care-homes-for-the-elderly-draft-consumer-law-advice

 

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