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Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update 16 December

17 December 2018
Retail, Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 16th December. Gender stereotyping ban, London Food Strategy, and harmful gambling consultation.

Important Updates

Gender stereotyping banned in advertising: From 14th June 2019 the depiction of harmful gender stereotyping with be banned under changes to the UK Advertising Codes.View >


London Food Strategy published: The London Mayor has issued a 64 page food strategy for London. The strategy includes a ban on the siting of take away’s within 400m of school entrances and a ban on all advertising for high fat, salt and sugar foods on transport for London. View > 


Consultation on strategy to reduce harm from gambling: The Gambling Commission has launched a consultation on its future strategy including formal consultation under Section 24 of the Gambling Act 2005 on proposed amendments to the LCCP requirement on gambling businesses to contribute to research, prevention and treatment, and associated arrangements needed to deliver the strategy – Closes 15th January. View >


Outcome of Farm Inspection and Regulation review published: DEFRA has published the final report of an independent review completed by Dame Glenys Stacey. The main recommendation is to create a new independent regulator for farming and land management as soon as possible which should regulate in accordance with the design using the full range of mature regulatory approaches developing the capabilities, competencies and functions necessary to regulate well. View >



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