New Government guidelines aim to combat excessive booking fees

Brandon Bakshi

A new set of guidelines has been introduced by Government alongside regulations to combat excessive booking fees in relation to particular payment methods.

On April 6, a new set of Consumer Protection Payment Surcharge Regulations was brought in declaring it ‘unlawful for businesses to charge consumers fees for using a particular payment method that are higher than the costs to the trader of accepting that payment method’.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has outlined the details of ...

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