The Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland have backed recommendations put forward in their combined draft review into meat processing practice and standards, published earlier this month. The review contains a number of key recommendations to improve compliance and assurance across the cutting plant and cold storage parts of the meat industry supply chain. Conceived in response to a string of recent high-profile incidents in those same areas, many in the industry will view the proposals as a timely intervention after a turbulent period for the sector.
The Prime Minister announces new post-Brexit immigration proposals and promises to end freedom of movement once and for all.
Justice Warby of the Judiciary of England and Wales recently handed down his judgment in the case of Lloyd v Google LLC, which denied permission for claimants to bring a class action against Google for a breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 known as the “Safari workaround.” This decision, although taken under the “old” data protection rules, may also have consequences for any subsequent actions taken under the new data protection legislation – the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently issued 34 enforcement notices to organisations who have failed to pay the new data protection fee under the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). We understand that more such enforcement notices are to follow soon.
Last week, the business secretary, Greg Clark, announced as part of the government’s ‘Industrial Strategy” that new legislation will be introduced to combat unfair tipping practices. Legislation in this area will be designed to ensure that workers receive the tips that they earn, and to protect customers’ expectations when they give tips in good faith to service workers.
Last week the Supreme Court handed down its judgement in the heavily reported Lee v Ashers Baking Company Limited, more commonly known as the ‘gay cake case’. Back in 2014, Mr Lee entered a bakery in Belfast and ordered a cake with the image of the Bert and Ernie characters from Sesame Street, together with the slogan ‘Support Gay Marriage’.
This week, the ICO has fined Heathrow Airport Limited £120,000 for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998. Whilst this decision is under the “old” data protection rules, it provides some helpful guidance from the ICO on what organisations should be doing to avoid such action by the ICO in the future.
Marginal gains. A mantra now synonymous with high performance and sporting excellence in particular. We’re all on the hunt. Whether it’s a magical moment of transcendent sporting skill or endurance, toughing out the weekly Wednesday spin class, or ‘smashing’ the daily work to-do list – the quest for incremental improvement resonates across many different facets of modern life. Continue Reading