Not many of us will think about the legal issues arising from listening to Christmas tunes while shopping. But playing music to shoppers, or indeed the customer of any business, is a public performance of the recording like any other and the fact that no-one is charged to listen to it is no excuse.
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Is there a case for reduced rates of spirit duty for craft distillers? As Scotland’s craft distilling industry grows, Scott Kerr, head of Harper Macleod’s Food & Drink group, considers whether a new category of “small distillery” should be created to help the fledgling artisans establishing their brands, and whether we need a Campaign for Craft Spirits.
From March next year, many businesses in the UK will have to prepare a statement of the steps they have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of its supply chains. For many Scottish food producers the requirements may be seen not as a risk of adverse publicity but rather, an opportunity to further trumpet the fact that all their ingredients are locally sourced.
The news that Cadbury is altering the recipe of its eponymous Fruit & Nut by adding sultanas to the chocolate bar as well as raisins has caused an outcry from many consumers. However, the issue also highlights the various intellectual property rights which food producers have in their products.
What to do if your Personal Licence to sell alcohol has been revoked for failing to notify refresher training?
Thousands of personal licences are being revoked after the deadline passed for personal licence holders who had their licence granted on or before 1 September 2009 to complete the training required.