General

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...

13 Dec 2018

16th National Pubwatch Conference

The 16th National Pubwatch Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester on Tuesday 26th February 2019.The conference will provide a valuable platform to share ideas and good practice. It will also provide a surgery where National P...

10 Dec 2018

'Avoid the unwanted gift of food poisoning this Christmas'

The Food Standards Agency has issued what appears to be its season advice on food safety over the festive period.This includes the following tips:  When Christmas food shopping, take enough bags with you so that you can separate ou...

30 Oct 2018

Manslaughter Conviction Following Allergy Death

At a hearing before Manchester Crown Court the owners of the Royal Spice Takeaway in Oswaltwistle were found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of Megan Lee in 2016 who had suffered irreversible brain damage caused by a...