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Many thanks for your patience. The Consumer Rights Act 2015 only applies to consumers, i.e. private individuals who are dealing with a business. This replaced the Sal of Goods Act, which is actually still in force for other matters and has potential protection for business to business contracts. Under the SGA more or less the same protection applies to B2B contracts as it does to consumer contracts, however that is on the condition that the SGA protection has not been limited under the contract between the businesses. So you need to check the contractual agreement you had with that business to see if it had disapplied the protection of the SGA. If it did, then you cannot rely on it, if it did not then you can still use the protection under it.
Even if the SGA application was limited under contract you still have protection under common law of contract. If the other side did not provide the services which you had agreed on, this would amount to a breach of contract. This s a common law remedy which does not depend on any legislation. However, under this remedy you cannot just claim compensation or cost reduction for delay unless you have suffered losses as a result. So for example if you lost business because of the delay or had incurred additional costs you could use breach of contract remedy to seek compensation for these but if you had not you would be unlikely to do so.
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