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dc.contributor.authorBrennan, Carol
dc.contributor.authorCoppack, Martin
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T20:19:44Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T20:19:44Z
dc.date.issued2005-09
dc.identifierER80
dc.identifier.citationBrennan, C. & Coppack, M. (2005) The case for educated UK consumers : the National Consumer Council's consultation on consumer education, International Journal of Consumer Studies, vol. 29, , pp. 418-425,
dc.identifier.issn1470-6423
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dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/80
dc.description.abstractConsumer education is an integral part of the consumer empowerment mix. Over recent years the importance of consumer education as a vital tool for protecting consumers and making them better informed has been increasingly recognized in the UK. As part of the developing policy debate in the UK, the National Consumer Council (NCC), one of the key consumer champion bodies, has been arguing the case for a national strategy for consumer education. In order to establish whether a national strategy was needed and, if so, how a strategy could be structured and introduced, the NCC carried out a national consultation. In excess of 100 responses were obtained from a very broad range of organizations. This paper provides a review of the secondary data gathered for the NCC research. It was found that although there are many organizations and networks involved in consumer education in the UK, it lacks focus, is fragmented and is not efficient or coordinated. The research highlighted a need for a strategic approach to place educated and empowered consumers at the heart of the marketplace.
dc.format.extent418-425
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Consumer Studies
dc.subjectConsumer Education Strategy
dc.subjectConsumer Skills
dc.subjectEmpowered Consumers
dc.subjectConfident Consumers
dc.titleThe case for educated UK consumers : the National Consumer Council's consultation on consumer education
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dc.description.volume29
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