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Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update W/E 23rd February

24 February 2020
Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update W/E 23rd February. UK introduces point-based immigration system.

Important Updates

UK introduces point-based immigration system: From 1 January 2021, EU and non-EU citizens will be treated equally with the aim of reducing overall levels of migration and giving top priority to those with the highest skills and the greatest talents: scientists, engineers, academics and other highly-skilled workers. Free movement is to be replaced by a points-based system to cater for the most highly skilled workers, skilled workers, students and a range of other specialist work routes including routes for global leaders and innovators.

The Government has stated that it will not introduce a general low-skilled or temporary work route based on an intention to shift the focus of the UK economy away from a reliance on cheap labour from Europe and instead concentrate on investment in technology and automation. The policy statement states simply ‘Employers will need to adjust’. View > View > View > View >  View > LGA > NFU > BRC > BBPA > BCC > FDF > Secretary of State for Scotland > High Commission India >

2.4 million food-borne illness cases estimated annually in UK: Research for the Food Standards Agency has substantially increased the number of food borne intestinal infection cases from an estimated 1 million in 2009 to 2.4 million. Norovirus appears to be the main increase with 37% of infections attributed to eating out and 26% to be associated with takeaway food. Of specific foods Oysters remain the greatest risk with a 1 in 160 meal chance of a food infection. View > Food Standards Scotland >



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