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Report calls for greater investment in research to boost UK farming

Leading agricultural lawyers at Burges Salmon strongly support the primary recommendations of a new report titled 'The Best British Farmers: What Gives them the Edge?'
07 January 2015

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Food, Farming and Land Quarterly ; Autumn 2014

The latest edition of Food, Farming and Land Quarterly, discussing current issues in the sector.
08 December 2014

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Are sentences for Corporate Manslaughter and Health and Safety offences set to increase?

The Sentencing Council’s consultation on ‘Health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences guidelines’ address the lack of guidance available to the Court.
02 December 2014

Will the court force a disintegrating partnership to sell assets to one partner?

Partnerships which are breaking up face a series of urgent problems – particularly where the business itself is becoming insolvent.
16 October 2014

Plant and animal health agency brings together government inspectorates

The government is merging four of Defra’s Food and Environment Research Agency inspectorates with the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency to form a new combined agency.
01 October 2014

Food crime unit announced

On 4 September 2014 the final version of the Elliot report into food integrity and assurance of food supply networks was published.
16 September 2014

Rural landlords must check new tenants' immigration status

From 1 December 2014 landlords in Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton should carry out 'right to rent checks' before granting new tenancy agreements.
04 September 2014

Auditing the grocery supply chain

In September 2014, the major supermarkets will present to the Groceries Code Adjudicator, Christine Tacon, their future proposals for the auditing of supplier accounts.
15 August 2014

Unfair trading in the food sector?

In July, the EC encouraged Member States to look for ways to improve protection for small  producers and retailers against unfair trading practices in the food supply chain.
13 August 2014

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Checks or Cheques?

From October 2014, residential landlords who fail to check if their tenants have the right to live in the UK, before renting out their property, will face the prospect of fines.
14 July 2014

Adoption of new agricultural block exemption regulation and guidelines

On 25 June, the European Commission announced that it had adopted a new agricultural block exemption regulation and state aid guidelines in relation to agriculture, forestry and rural development.
27 June 2014

EU Commission's controversial view on UK 'traffic light' labelling

The European Commission is investigating whether the UK's 'traffic light' food labelling is compatible with EU law, following Italy's complaint that it is an illegal bar to free trade.
20 June 2014
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