German Supreme Court decision in Fressnapf (German pet food supply franchising system) case makes advertising by franchisors on behalf of franchisees more complicated: The German Supreme Court found that it constitutes an act of unfair competition if an advertising campaign fails to show the identity (including name and address) of each participating franchisee outlet. The disclaimer “recommended retail price, only in participating outlets” was found to be insufficient. 

Pub Code Adjudicator appointed: BIS have announced the appointment of Paul Newby, a Chartered surveyor familiar with the licensed trade – starts work in May. View >

Threshold of Toxicological Concern: EFSA has published its latest thinking on applying this methodology to the assessment of chemicals.  View >

Mission-led business models: The Cabinet Office has appointed the CEO of Legal and General to study and report on this growing type of business. View >

Digital and mobile innovation in financial servicesThe FCA has published feedback following its recent study of barriers to innovation.   View >

CMO’s report on physical activity: DH has published a report  ‘Start active, Stay active’ by the 4 Chief Medical Officers aimed at encouraging physical activity. View >

Transparency of lobbying: The Scottish Government has committed to amending its Lobbying Bill to add provisions on transparency. View >