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  • cyber-attacks on the rise - are you prepared?

    Richard Nicholas

    A report published today by the Home Affairs Select Committee highlights the increasing number of cyber-attacks made on UK Businesses and Government. These attacks (which include theft of personal data, theft of intellectual property and attacks on IT systems) can be very damaging and expensive for those affected. They also affect considerably more businesses than […]

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  • Amazon starts a food fight with its ‘AmazonFresh’ grocery trial

    Mark Hymers

    Online retailer Amazon is currently trialling a new grocery delivery service called ‘AmazonFresh’ in Los Angeles and Seattle. The service provides same day delivery from a range of local suppliers. After a $299 yearly subscription, there are no further delivery charges (no matter how small the order). Currently, the majority of online grocery shopping relates […]

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  • The BIS Committee launch inquiry into the retail sector

    Claire Gay

    The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee are to launch an inquiry into Britain’s retail industry. The inquiry comes after the collapse of a number of major high street retailers in the past few months. The Committee will examine the Government’s support for the industry – in particular its response to the Portas Review. It has […]

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  • Tests ordered on ALL beef products

    Nina Best

    The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has ordered UK food companies to test all processed beef foods for the presence of any significant levels of horse meat. It came after Comigel, a French food supplier, alerted Findus and Aldi that their products “do not conform to specification”. Findus beef lasagne was found to contain up to […]

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  • HMV makes a U-turn on gift cards

    Sarah Parkinson

    Following my blog earlier this week it is good to see that HMV have done the decent thing and are now accepting gift vouchers after administrators assessed the company’s financial position. Last year, Comet made a similar U-turn when it entered administration. Unfortunately there is no legal obligation on a business to accept gift cards […]

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  • Responses received to Government’s proposed reform of design...

    Lauren Millward

    The Government has published a summary of responses to its consultation on the Reform of the UK Designs Legal Framework. The proposed reforms include improving the enforcement regime to promote better understanding of rights, resolving uncertainties around the scope of protection, simplifying laws and improving the provision of information. Responses indicate that many involved in product design […]

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  • American Apparel reminded not to sexualise young models

    Nina Best

    The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint that images on American Apparel’s website were irresponsible and offensive. The ASA said the model used on the site looked under the age of 16. Whilst it acknowledged that the poses were not overtly sexual, it considered the images could be seen to sexualise a model […]

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