Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 10 July 2016

In this week's edition:

Digital Economy Bill starts parliamentary process: The Department for Culture Media and Sport has introduced a bill to the House of Commons, section 29 provides for the sharing of data between public authorities. The Regulatory Delivery Directorate of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills has also published a research paper on barriers to sharing information between regulators. View »

Brexit developments: The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has nominated John Alty to be the key point of business engagement on Trade Policy issues. Sir Julian King has been put forward as a potential UK EU Commissioner. Gregg Clarke, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has asked the Local Government Association Chair to assemble a committee of councillors and guaranteed a seat at the table for Local Government during Brexit negotiations and has also stated that Whitehall should not be the home by default for repatriated powers. The Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has been meeting business stakeholders and is to hold a series of roundtable events. View »

Consultation on English Devolution: The Local Government Association has launched a consultation on future options for devolution in England. View »

Action on food waste: The DEFRA Waste and Resources Action programme has launched a first ‘Food Waste Recycling Action plan’ for England. The Food Standards Agency has published research by TNS on consumer behaviours surrounding freezing of food. View »

FSA to set up expert advisory panel on Regulation: The Food Standards Agency has announced its intention to set up an expert panel including business representatives to look at its future approach to regulation. View »

EU Policy paper on Innovation: The EU Commission has published a very detailed paper on innovation: Opportunity Now: Europe’s Mission to innovate. 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.