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Used cars In this feature l second-hand car fraud l government commission l proposed solutions Turning a corner TSI welcomes the consumer affairs ministers support in the battle against used-car crime a MULTITUde OF MeMbeRS The Used Car Commission was launched by the Consumer Affairs Minister Jo Swinson at P National Consumer Week 2013. The scope of the roposals put forward by the Used Car Commission to tackle problems within the industry, and give consumers greater protection, have received the backing of Consumer Affairs Minister, Jo Swinson. Chairman of the commission, and TSIs executive, Leon Livermore, said: The Used Car Commission identified the need to improve the landscape for buyers of second-hand cars and for honest business and put forward recommendations to this end to the minister. We are pleased to see that the minister shares our vision, and we look forward to meeting with her officials to agree on how we take these recommendations forward. The proposals include: Closer cooperation between police and trading standards, to target organised criminals who steal vehicles for export, clone them, or break them up for parts The development of a minimum set of requirements for used-car codes and trader-approval schemes, to ensure consumers are better protected, and to improve customer service A focus on information gathering on used cars, so current and emerging issuescan be identified quickly and acted on by police and trading standards officers While the majority of second-hand car buyers will have a troublefree experience, too many consumers are left either with unresolved issues, or thousands of pounds out of pocket, said Consumer Affairs MinisterSwinson. The recommendations are an excellent starting point, and it is good to see the sector working together to get the best possible outcomes forconsumers. I am grateful to all the members of the commission for their work sofar. Credits Published Images: scyther5 / Shutterstock 25 November, 2014 commission covers the sale of used cars from the motor industry to consumers, in the UK and Northern Ireland. Members include: l Leon Livermore, chief executive, TSI l Chris Warner, lead lawyer, policy, advocacy and enforcement, Which? l Adrian Harvey, head of policy, Citizens Advice l Neil Coltart, Society of Chief Trading Standards in Scotland l Ken Yorston, Welsh Heads of Trading Standards l David Livingstone, Department of Enterprise, Trade & Investment, Northern Ireland l Lord Harris of Haringey, chairman, National Trading Standards Board l Edmund King, president, The Automobile Association l David Bizley, technical director, RAC l Stuart James, independent garages director, Retail Motor Industry Federation l Sue Robinson, director, National Franchised Dealers Association l Chris Mason, chief executive, Motor Codes l Konstanze Scharring, director of policy, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders l Mike Lambourne, Competition and Markets Authority l Gerry Taylor, joint lead officer, motor trade, TSI l Nick Dawes, from TSI l Peter Stratton, joint lead officer, motor trade, TSI l Tim Milson, joint lead officer, motor trade, TSI To share this page, click on in the toolbar TS TODAY