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Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 19 August

22 August 2018
DWF | Food sector
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 19 August: HM Treasury has published the outcome of its recent consultation on use of fiscal measures to tackle plastic waste which received a ‘huge’ level of support in responses which it has also published.

In this week's edition:

Important Updates

Tax system to be used to tackle plastic waste: HM Treasury has published the outcome of its recent consultation on use of fiscal measures to tackle plastic waste which received a ‘huge’ level of support in responses which it has also published. View >

Advertising complaint rejected re absence of specific stock at ‘Clearance centre’: The Advertising Standards Authority has rejected a complaint about Oak Furniture Land clearance centre re the non-availability of certain advertised items on the basis that the nature of the operation is clear from the context of the advertising. View >

Funeral sector developments: The Competition and Markets Authority has published responses to its statement as to proposed scope of its sector review. The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on guidance to improve the transparency of funeral costs – Closes 8th November. View > 

Brexit Developments


UK Parliament criticises UK approach to settled status applications: The Brexit steering group of the European parliament has criticised the stated intention of the UK Home Office to progress applications by EU citizens for settled status in the UK on an alphabetical basis. View >

Briefing paper on impact of a ‘No deal’ Brexit on Local Government:
The Local Government Association has published a paper on the impact of a no deal Brexit including on border import inspection requirements and resources. View >

UK Business Secretary holds one to one meetings with EU opposite numbers:
The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has met with equivalent Ministers in Austria and Finland to discuss the UK future economic partnership vision. View >


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