Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 8 May 2016

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ASA say multi-buy offers must be a discount from the ‘normal’ selling price: The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint regarding a 3 for £3 multibuy offer at ASDA where the price of a single item was increased from 97p to £1.38 on the day following introduction of the promotion. View »

New duties for gambling operators to prevent crime: The Gambling Commission has introduced a range of new proactive steps that licensed businesses are required to take to avoid money laundering, reporting crime incidents to the Commission and stopping employees taking advantage of irregular betting patterns. View »

ASA ruling – visibility of terms: The ASA has upheld a complaint about an offer included on a Ladbrokes betting slip with the statement ‘Ladbrokes terms and conditions apply’ where one of the terms was apparently limited availability. View »

Call for mandatory display of food hygiene ratings: The Local Government Association has called for the mandatory display of food hygiene ratings in England providing supporting evidence for its position. View »

Consultation on tips and gratuities: The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has issued a consultation on rules to require employee retention of tips and gratuities and to require transparency that they are voluntary. Closing Date 27 June. View »

Guidance on Psychoactive Substances Act: The Home Office has updated its guidance on the Act ahead of its coming into force on 26 May. View »

Enterprise Bill receives Royal Assent: The Enterprise Act establishes the Small Business Commissioner to investigate issues around prompt payment in supply chains, extends the Primary Authority scheme to businesses that do not trade across Local Authority Boundaries and simplifies the rules for Trade Associations to include their members, and places a duty to support growth on most national regulators. View »

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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.