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Retail, Food & Hospitality Regulatory Update 14 July

15 July 2019
Retail, Food & Hospitality Regulatory Update w/e 14 July. Scottish Deposit Return Scheme, Reporting requirements on modern slavery, and child appeal of alcoholic drinks packaging.

Important Updates

£1.5bn cost to business to implement Scottish Deposit Return Scheme: The Scottish Government has published its full impact assessment for its proposed scheme for a 20p deposit and return scheme for drinks packaging. The impact assessment indicates that the total cost to implement would be £2.4bn with the majority of that cost £1.5bn being met by business albeit the impact assessment claims that business benefit of £1.15bn would be generated. Total value of material collected is estimated at £267m. View >

More detailed reporting requirements on modern slavery in prospect: 
The Home Office has issued a consultation on imposing greater detail of corporate reporting requirements on the steps taken to avoid modern slavery in their supply chains.  The consultation also includes whether there should be a Government transparency register in which such information is required to be posted.  The Government is also to set up a £10m research centre on modern slavery. Closes 17th September.

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New Chief Executive appointed at Food Standards Agency: 
Emily Miles who is currently the lead official at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on EU Exit Preparations has been appointed as Chief Executive at FSA from September 2019. View >

CMA publish final documents in ASDA- SAINSBURY merger inquiry:
The Competition and Markets Authority has published the final Order, notice and explanatory notes concluding its investigation. View >

Complaints upheld re child appeal of alcoholic drinks packaging: 
The Portman group has upheld complaints re Sweet Little Glitter Bomb Bubble Gum Gin Liqueur, Sweet Little Glitter Bomb Love Heartz, and Sweet Little Pink Vanilla Candy Floss Gin Based Liqueur. View >


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