Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 17 July 2016

In this week's edition

New Government structures:  Pressure groups have highlighted that there will no longer be a Government department with ‘Climate Change’ in its title. The Food and Drink Federation has written to the Prime Minister calling for a pause to both apprenticeship and soft drinks industry levies. View »

Right to wear Islamic headscarf: The European Court of Justice has ruled that it is unlawful direct discrimination for employers to require removal of an Islamic headscarf. View » 

Online hotel booking practices in the spotlight: The Competition and Markets Authority has announced that it is to commence a ‘monitoring exercise’ in conjunction with equivalent authorities in a number of other countries. View »

National food crime unit under review: The Food Standards Agency has announced the appointment of three individuals including a former Chief Constable, M&S technical director and former Executive Director at Which? - to lead a two year review of its national food crime unit. 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.