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 -

04 Feb 2019

Be aware - British Summer Time starts at 1am Sunday 31 March 2019

British Summer Time (or as it may be more properly called Daylight Saving Time) starts at 1am Sunday 31 March 2019. This means that at 1am on that Sunday, the time becomes 2am.Unless you have a specific provision on your licence to cover th...

04 Feb 2019

FSA’s Biannual Public Attitudes Tracker published

The FSA’s Biannual Public Attitudes Tracker (November 2018) results have been published.  The Tracker monitors changes in consumer attitudes to food-related issues, surveying consumers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Food...