Advertising ruling on 100% natural ingredients claim: The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled in a case involving United Biscuits that a 100% natural ingredients claim cannot be made where processed ingredients such as Sunflower Oil and Reduced Fat Cocoa are present. View >
Retail sector launches sustainability initiative: The British Retail Consortium has announced a major initiative signed up to by 25 major UK retailers to deliver pledges on sustainability around fair employment practices in supply chains, tackling deforestation, waste and greenhouse gas emissions. View >
Spring statement includes exploration of tax measures to reduce single trip plastic waste:The Chancellor of the Exchequers Spring financial statement included references to launch of a call for evidence by HM Treasury on use of tax measures to reduce plastic waste – Closes 18th May. Other measures included £189m to Government departments to prepare for Brexit, commitments to ensuring prompt payment, taxation plans for digital businesses and to consult on air quality plans. View >
UK Government discussions with devolved administrations over repatriation of powers continue: The Prime Minister attended a meeting of the Joint Ministerial Council. View >
The Scottish Government has commented on proposed amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill. View >
European Parliament recommends ‘Association agreement with UK: MEP’s have voted in favour of a resolution recommending an association agreement covering trade and economic relations (FTA), internal security, cooperation in foreign policy and defence and thematic cooperation, for example on cross-border research and innovation projects. View >
EU Chief Brexit negotiator publishes speech only in French: EU Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has published the transcript of an update speech. View >
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