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          26 June - Retail Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update

          Our monthly regulatory update

          Date: 25/06/2017

          In this week's edition:

           Money Laundering Regulations 2017:

          • HM Treasury has published its consultation response together with Regulations that come into force on 26 June. View >
          • The Gambling Commission has also warned businesses over breaches of money laundering rules. View > 

          Illegal online resale price maintenance in CMA spotlight:

          • The Competition and Markets Authority has imposed a £2.7 million penalty on the National Lighting Company, for restricting the minimum prices at which its products could be sold online. View >
          • The CMA has also written to suppliers and manufacturers explaining what forms of practice breach competition rules, together with case studies.
            Letter >
            Case studies >

          Government launch product recall website: In response to association of the Grenfell fire tragedy with a fridge freezer the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a product recall website showing domestic electrical products recalled on grounds on fire safety back to 2010 in a standardised format.
          View >
          List of recalls >

          Joint working between CMA and Gambling Commission:
          The Competition and Markets Authority and the Gambling Commission have signed a memorandum of understanding on how they work together
          View >

          The CMA is taking enforcement action over what it sees as unfair practices by a number of online operators.
          Gambling Commission > 
          CMA >

          EU technical regulation: EU regulation 2017/1016 >
          Sets maximum residue levels for plant protection products.

          Brexit Developments

          DEXEU Secretary of State opens Brexit negotiations:

          David Davis made both opening > and closing > remarks on the 1st day of negotiations.

          Terms of reference for the negotiations were also published. View >

          Amongst organisations commenting on the opening of negotiations were the EU Parliament > the BCC > and the Welsh > and Scottish > Governments.

          DWF insight: The Queen’s speech June 2017: Key implications for employers. The government has announced that there will not be a Queen’s speech in 2018 and so the details of the legislation set out cover the next two years. Read more about the main employment law implications.
          View > (link to it when uploaded in Legal Insights)

          DEFRA Secretary of State talks about fisheries management post Brexit: Michael Gove has visited Peterhead to hold discussions with fishermen’s organisations about management of UK fish stocks following Brexit. View >

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          This information is intended as a general discussion surrounding the topics covered and is for guidance purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. DWF is not responsible for any activity undertaken based on this information.


          Related people

          Hilary Ross

          • Head of Retail, Food & Hospitality // Executive Partner (London)