Other Product Regulation

DHSC: Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s

The DHSC are consulting on the prevention green paper ‘Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s’, which includes new commitments to tackle obesity and alcohol and tobacco related harm. The green paper confirms that a legal age restriction of 16 for energy drinks will be introduced in England and announces the governments ambition for England to go ‘smoke free’ by 2030.

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House of Commons Petitions Committee: Fireworks inquiry

The Committee is asking for written evidence from lots of different organisations and groups, including central and local government, the emergency services, medical professionals, health and safety and accident prevention specialists, people who work with or sell fireworks, and cultural and religious groups for whom fireworks often have a special significance.

The inquiry will lead to a report with recommendations to the Government. The report will be debated in the House of Commons and the Government will have to respond to the Committee's recommendations.

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Department for Health and Social Care: Ending the sale of energy drinks to children

The Department for Health and Social Care has launched a consultation which seeks views on a proposed ban on selling energy drinks to children. It also asks for views on:

  • what products should be included in any restrictions
  • what age limit a ban should apply to
  • whether sales of energy drinks from vending machines should be restricted
  • whether there are any changes that would be more appropriate than a ban on sales to children or that could be applied as well as a ban
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DfT: The Last Mile

The Department for Transport has launched a call for evidence to improve their understanding of the opportunities and barriers to delivering goods more sustainably.

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DCMS: Consultation on Society Lottery Reform

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has launched a consultation on society lottery reform. The consultation proposes to increase the amount society lotteries can raise per year and also increase the prize draw limit.

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BEIS – Productivity Review

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a call for evidence to inform their review in business productivity. The review will build the government’s understanding of how firm-level interventions, by public and private sector actors, can support growth and improve productivity for the long tail of low productivity businesses.

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