Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 30 July 2017

In this week's edition:

Employment tribunal fees unlawful: In a case backed by Unison, the Supreme Court has ruled that it was unlawful for the government to make employees pay an issues fee to commence employment tribunal actions. 
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Retailers criticised over underage knife sales: The Local Government Association has criticised the performance of retailers in selling knives to under 18’s in test purchasing exercises. View >

Independent review of building regulations and fire safety: The Department for Communities and Local Government has commissioned Dame Judith Hackitt to complete an independent review in the light of Grenfell. View >

Brexit Developments

Department for International Trade policy speech on free trade: Secretary of State Rt Hon Liam Fox has delivered speech in the US on free trade and also held working group discussions around a trade agreement. View >

European Parliament comment on 2nd round Brexit negotiations: The Brexit sub group of the European parliament led by Guy Verhofstadt has commented on the second round of negotiations. View >

Scottish and Welsh Governments meet to discuss Brexit: The Scottish and Welsh First Secretaries have met to discuss their positions on the Repeal Bill and negotiation process. 
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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.