Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 2 October 2016

In this week's edition »

Government moves on Brexit: The Department for Exiting the EU has announced its intention to repeal the European Communities Act and to re-enact existing EU law into UK law ahead of a legal challenge to the triggering of Article 50 which will be defended by the Attorney General. View »

Ratification of Paris climate change agreement: Following agreement by the European Council, the European Parliament is to vote on ratification of the climate change actions on Tuesday. View »

ASA holds that ‘SALE’ means price cut: Following investigation of a complaint about DFS Sale advertising the Advertising Standards Authority has held that the word SALE means a price reduction from a previous price and is not an indication that a higher price will apply at a later date. View »

No association of alcohol with work place - ASA ruling: The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld in part a complaint against Carlsberg where an alcohol delivery to a building site was shown but not consumed. View »

Digital comparison tools under the microscope: The Competition and Markets Authority has launched a market study on comparison websites with a call for evidence by 24 October. National Trading Standards has welcomed updating of the Property Ombudsman code to address ‘portal juggling’. View »

OFCOM - Broadband code and watershed research published: OFCOM has published a ‘voluntary code’ to which most internet providers are signed up to including provisions on broadband speeds and to allow businesses to exit contracts if claimed speeds are not delivered. OFCOM has also published research on the 9 o’clock watershed, abusive and offensive language. View »

Scottish food campaign targets snacking: Food Standards Scotland has launched a campaign aimed at reducing unhealthy snacking: ‘Drop it, Swap it, Share it’. 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.