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02 May 2018

Portman Group - Code of Practice review

The Portman Group (the responsibility body for drinks producers in the UK) has announced the fifth major review of its Code of Practice to future proof the framework that governs alcohol marketing in the UK.Some of the key issues being raised in...

30 Apr 2018

Leaving the EU: Food Safety overview.

A new House of Lords library briefing provides an overview of food safety law in the UK, and the bodies involved in overseeing and regulating food safety. It then examines the possible implications of the UK’s departure from the EU fo...

27 Apr 2018

Scotland: Minimum Pricing starts 1 May 2018

We have charted the progress of the Scottish Government’s plans for Minimum pricing for over five years, but the policy is now finally about to take effect.The new policy will come into force on 1st May 2018 and the Scottish Government has...

27 Apr 2018

Permission granted to Judicially Review Sheffield's SEV policy.

We have previously reported on the legal actions of Irene Gladdison and the 'Time's Up for Strip Clubs' coalition against Sheffield City Council.Ms. Gladdison, who has been supported financially through the Crowd Justice platform, has now been g...

26 Apr 2018

Gambling - Gambling Commission announce new CEO

The appointment of Neil McArthur as their new CEO has been announced this week by the Gambling Commission. His appointment follows the departure of Sarah Harrison MBE at the end of February  (to take up the role of Director General, Corporate...

26 Apr 2018

UK Hospitality sets out its Election Manifesto to councils ahead of Local May 3rd elections.

UK Hospitality the trade body representing over 65,000 in the sector, including pubs, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and more,  has set out its recommendations to Councils  ahead of the Local Elections on May 3rd.A selection of the m...