Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 15 February 2015

We have used a traffic light system to sort the week’s regulatory developments in order of importance: Important updates, Developments to watch and For your information, so you don’t have to.

First ‘determination’ under Primary Authority

The BIS Better Regulation Delivery Office has ruled in favour of Primary Authority Advice provided to Greggs following a challenge by Hull City Council. BRDO has upheld a decision by Newcastle City Council to block enforcement action requiring the provision of public toilet facilities in what are essentially takeaway food premises. Greggs claim that the Primary Authority Advice has saved them £55 million in unnecessary costs. The only route of challenge now open to Hull City Council is by judicial review of the determination.

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Hilary Ross

Executive Partner (London) - Head of Retail, Food & Hospitality

Recognised by The Lawyer as one of the UK’s Top 100 lawyers, I advise clients on compliance and challenges across the EU in relation to products, systems and safety.