Posted on 30th March 2020 at 17:13
Milton Keynes Council are receiving information regarding extortionate pricing of goods which are in high demand, such as hand sanitizer, toilet roll, milk and pasta etc. For example a small bottle of hand sanitizer for £15.99
At the current time there is no legislation which allows them to deal with this practice (also called profiteering), however they have been asked to gather information about which retailers are overcharging, which items they are selling and the price of the item. This intelligence will be fed upwards and may lead to further legal measures being imposed which will allow them to prevent this practice in the future.
If you find a retailer who is overcharging for these or similar items please report the matter to Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 0808 223 1133 and Trading Standards at MKC will receive your report.