Obesity: Welsh Government call for junk food advertising ban: The Welsh Government have called on the Department of Health to ban all advertising of high fat, salt and sugar foods in media seen by children - claiming announced changes to the voluntary Committee of Advertising Practice codes do not go far enough. View »
EU sets challenging air emissions targets: The EU Parliament and Council have reached agreement on the National Emissions Ceiling Directive, setting binding annual reduction targets by member state for fine particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds and ammonia up to 2030. Member states are required transpose the Directive into national law by end of June 2018 and to put in place measures to achieve the reductions by 2019. View »
Report on consumer protection published: A report by the National Audit Office on the protection of consumers from scams, unfair trading and unsafe goods has found cuts to Local Authority Trading Standards Services of 60% since 2011, and that priorities followed are local rather than national. One of the recommendations is for potential use of civil penalties as a deterrent to illegal trading. View »
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