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Which?, until September 2004 known also as the Consumers' Association, is a consumer rights organisation in the UK, founded in 1957 by Michael Young. Which? is a subscription-only magazine and website run by Consumers Association in the UK. It campaigns on various consumer issues and aims to promote informed consumer choice in the purchase of goods and services, by testing products, highlighting inferior products or services, and raising awareness of consumer rights. ... Consumer protection is government regulation to protect the interests of consumers, for example by requiring businesses to disclose detailed information about products, particularly in areas where safety or public health is an issue, such as food. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Young, Lord Young of Dartington (August 9, 1915, Manchester - January 14, 2002) was a British sociologist, social activist and politician. ...


It has statutory powers under the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 to seek an injunction to restrain the use of an unfair contract term by a trader against consumers. An injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order that either prohibits or compels (restrains or enjoins) a party from continuing a particular activity. ... All the textbooks define a contract as either a promise or an agreement that is enfored or recognised by the law. ...


External links

  • Which.co.uk or Which.net- 'Which?: Expert advice from an independent source', [[Which?]]

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