The law requires people in business, if they describe goods, to provide an accurate description. The majority of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 was repealed in May 2008 and has now been replaced by a European piece of legislation called the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
If you are a consumer and need advice:
Citizens Advice Consumer Service
e-mail: via Citizens Advice Consumer Service website
web: Find more information and advice on the Citizens Advice Consumer Service website
If you are a trader and need advice:
tel: 01623 452005
web: See our information leaflet about accurately describing goods and services.