Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 6 November 2016

In this week's edition »

Cyber Security strategy launched: The Cabinet Office has announced that the Government is to spend £1.9Bn improving UK Cyber security between 2016 and 2021 working closely with the business community. View »

Consumer harm quantified: National Trading Standards has published a report on its efforts to tackle consumer detriment from fraudulent trading and unsafe products claiming to have tackled crime worth £93 Million and to have delivered £12.63 of benefit for each pound spent. View »

Businesses urged to work with National Food Crime Unit: The Food Standards Agency, National Food Crime Unit has published guidance encouraging businesses to work with it to report and tackle food crime and giving assurances with regard to the disclosure of data, albeit subject to freedom of information requests. View »

Anti-money laundering consultation: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is consulting on whether the requirement for businesses to update the public register of beneficial ownership should be reduced from twelve to six months – Closing date 16 December. View »

Next steps in press regulation: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is consulting on follow up to the first phase of the Leveson inquiry – Closing date 10 January. 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.