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Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 22 July

22 July 2018
Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 22 July: ASA decides not to change review processes; Scientific review of food for infants up to one year published

In this week's edition:

Important Updates

Advertising body decides not to change review processes: The Advertising Standards Authority has reported on a review of the review processes in place for a wide range of public bodies concluding that no changes to its processes are required.  The research was completed in line with the independent review of its processes completed by Dame Janet Pareskeva.  View >


Scientific review of food for infants up to one year old published: The independent FSA Scientific Committee on Food and Nutrition has published a detailed report on the feeding of children under one year of age including reference to three quarters of children exceeding energy and growth standards. View >


UK Corporate Governance Code published: The Financial Reporting Council has published a code which covers board leadership and company purpose, division of responsibility, composition, success and evaluation, audit, risk and internal control and remuneration. View >

Brexit Developments


DIT Sets out achievements of first two years and consults on future trade negotiations: Dr Liam Fox, Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade has made speeches to parliament and external bodies on progress of the new department. View > 
The department has launched consultations on future trade deals with Australia, New Zealand and USA – Closing date 28th October. View >

DIT are also consulting on joining the Trans pacific partnership – Closing date 26th October. View >  
DIT are also looking to recruit members for a ‘Strategic Advisory Group’. View >


EU Chief Negotiator sets out EU approach to Brexit negotiations: Michel Barnier has delivered two speeches emphasising that conclusion of the Withdrawal Agreement with resolution of a legal backstop re the Irish border and a political declaration on future relations are the EU negotiating priorities for an orderly withdrawal and transition period. View >


Comments from business organisations:

The British Chambers of Commerce has set out what it considers the potential impact on businesses of amendments to the Customs Bill re the administration of VAT. View >

The Cbi has published a paper on an export strategy ‘Winning worldwide’ and also a statement that businesses can live with the Brexit white paper terms. View >

The British Retail Consortium has highlighted the risks to food supplies of a no deal Brexit. View >



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