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Retail Compass Spring 2023

Published on 27 April 2023

Navigating the changing regulatory landscape: what lies ahead?

Welcome to the Spring edition of Retail Compass, where we guide you through key upcoming legal and policy changes affecting Retail and Consumer Brands and provide our thoughts on those crucial, need-to-know issues.

With businesses and retailers experiencing increasing regulation and scrutiny across a variety of areas, we take a closer look at what’s in store including the much publicised and wide-ranging retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, and the likely impact of those regulations on Retail and Consumer Brands. We also cover an array of topics about other matters affecting the sector including:

  • Developments concerning Product Liability and Artificial Intelligence
  • EU sustainability reporting standards
  • The impact of revised data transfer provisions
  • Extended Producer Responsibility legislation
  • Incoming corporate sustainability due diligence requirements
  • The ban on single-use plastics 
  • And much more

We are delighted to have guest contributions from Helen Dickinson, CEO of the British Retail Consortium reflecting on the ambitious objectives of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill and from Emily Doe, Brand Warrior for Beyond Bamboo, discussing ESG strategy and the impact that sharing stories from your supply chain can have. 

We also include key statistics and links to our legislation tracker which list all of the UK Government consultations and inquiries relevant to Retail and Consumer Brands. 

We hope you find this publication useful, and as always, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any comments or queries.


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