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01 Feb 2019

The freeze is over……. Chancellor’s Wine Tax Rise starts today

Whilst other alcohol products saw a freeze in the autumn 2018 budget, the Chancellor Philip Hammond  announced an inflationary linked tax rise on wine.The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has warned consumers the 3.1% rise will start today...

25 Jan 2019

Consultation on amended allergen information provisions

The Government (through Defra) has today launched a consultation on proposed amendments to regulations relating to allergen information for foods that are prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) to the consumer on the same premises from which they are so...

22 Jan 2019

Rugby - the 6 Nations is almost here...

A reminder – in case of interest for possible trade opportunities - that the 6 Nations rugby is almost upon us.Dates and times of fixtures follow:ROUND ONEFrance v Wales, Friday Feb 1, 8.00pm (UK & Ireland), ParisScotland v Italy, Sa...

28 Dec 2018

Consultation on the proposal to extend the single-use carrier bag charge to all retailers and to increase the minimum charge to 10p

From October 2015 onwards, the Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015 required retailers with over 250 employees to:charge a minimum for 5p for supply of single use carrier bags to customers for collections and deliveries; andp...

21 Dec 2018

Home Secretary Announces new Skills-based immigration system

The long awaited publication of the Governments future (post Brexit) immigration plan has now been announced after several delays.The White Paper proposals will, in line with the recommendations made by the Migration Advisory Committee;remov...

21 Dec 2018

B2 gaming machines stake reduction

As previously reported, the stake reduction on B2 gaming machines from £100 to £2 will come into effect in April 2019The statutory instrument confirming this, The Gaming Machine (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocation) Regulations 2...