10 Jun 2019

Early May bank holiday in 2020 to move to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day

Last week the Government confirmed that the early May bank holiday in 2020 will move from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which takes place on 8th May.This will be only the second time that the early May bank...

16 May 2019

Scotland - Deposit Return Scheme (DRS)

Scotland was the first part of the UK to announce that is was planning to bring forward a deposit return scheme. Following the closure of their public consultation on a Deposit Return Scheme the Scottish government have published their anal...

05 May 2019

Home Office - Violence and abuse toward shop staff: call for evidence

The Home Office recently opened a consultation regarding violence and abuse toward shop (retail) staff.The call for evidence which will be open until 11pm on 28th June 2019 aims to collect evidence in order to enable the government to understand...

18 Apr 2019

Cumulative Impact Assessments - briefing paper

For those interested, a newly issued House of Commons Library briefing paper gives an overview of alcohol licensing and cumulative impact assessments in England and Wales.The briefing paper can be found here 'Alcohol licensing: cumulative impact...

19 Mar 2019

National Trading Standards: ”Retailers must do more on knife sales”

The National Trading Standards website has recently reported the results of recent test purchasing operations aimed at the sales of knives.  The results revealed many vendors were selling knives without undertaking required age verifications....

15 Mar 2019

Portman Group - Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks (6th edition)

Following a consultation last year, the Portman Group has this month issued its sixth edition of its Code of Pratice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks, a copy of which can be found here -