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24 May 2019

Sale of plastic straws and drink stirrers

On Tuesday Michael Gove, the Secretary for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs announced the government’s response to a consultation on a potential ban on sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds.The government will introduce...

21 May 2019

Scotland – Licensing (Personal Licences: Supplemental and Transitional Provision) (Scotland) Order 2019

The snappily titled Licensing (Personal Licences: Supplemental and Transitional Provision) (Scotland) Order 2019 was laid before the Scottish Parliament yesterday with a view to it coming into force on 30 June 2019.As many Scottish personal lice...

17 May 2019

Food Safety: Judge reminds operators duty of care they owe to customers with allergies

This week, a Court of Appeal case has once again given a timely reminder to operators of their duty of care to customers with allergies.In Kuddus v R. [2019] EWCA Crim 837 (16 May 2019), which concerned a takeaway owner who was jailed for the ma...

17 May 2019

Durham - Licensing Policy

Durham County Council has recently closed their consultation on their new proposed licensing statement for the next 5 years.  The Policy which covers the entire County has been recently criticised by Durham City’s Labour MP, Dr. Roberta...

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...

15 May 2019

Gambling - Defining Gambling Harm

As part of their recently launched National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms a new framework to understand gambling harms experienced by children and young people has now been published by the Gambling Commission.The new framework document can ...