Other Product Regulation

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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House of Commons Science and Technology Committee: E-Cigarettes

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee have issued a call for written evidence to inform their inquiry which will examine the impact of electronic cigarettes on human health (including their effectiveness as a stop-smoking tool), the suitability of regulations guiding their use, and the financial implications of a growing market on both business and the NHS.

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BEIS: Laser Pointers

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Regulatory Delivery have launched a call for evidence on the market, and potential uses, for laser pointers.

Laser pointers are generally small battery-operated hand-held devices that emit a tightly focused beam of light that is concentrated into a very small area, even over long distances.

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