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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...

11 Jan 2019

Scotland - Personal licence renewal fee consultation summary of responses

As previously reported, the Licensing (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2018 introduced the personal licence renewal fee at £50 (on 1 October 2018) following a brief consultation.Subsequently, the Scottish Government released th...

02 Jan 2019

Late Night Levy for takeaways

The Policing and Crime Act 2017 contains amendments to the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, which after commencement will:allow licensing authorities to target the Late Night Levy in geographical areas (rather than for it to a...

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...