The Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Act 2013 received Royal Assent on 4 March 2013. The Welsh Ministers now have the power to require food businesses to be rated on their food hygiene standards and to display this rating where it can be easily seen by customers, such as at the entrance to their premises. These draft Regulations provide a requirement for certain food businesses’ publicity materials to contain a statement of where a consumer can view the food hygiene rating of that food business (i.e. the Food Hygiene Rating website) and encourage the consumer to verbally request the rating from the food business operator.
These Regulations have today been published in draft in order to provide stakeholders with the opportunity to comment upon them. The consultation period on the draft Regulations will end on 24 October 2014. You will be able to access the consultation document and supporting papers at the following link:
http://wales.gov.uk/consultations/healthsocialcare/food-hygiene/?lang=en Read More
For information the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee in the House of Lords has published a report on the draft ‘Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing ) Order 2014’ http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldselect/lddelreg/36/3602.htm. However the report states the following:
- This draft Legislative Reform Order (LRO) was laid on 8 July 2014 by the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), together with an Explanatory Document (ED) and an Impact Assessment (IA). It is proposed to be made under section 1 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 ("the 2006 Act") which allows a Minister to make provision by order for removing or reducing any burden resulting directly or indirectly from legislation. Read More
The Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee in the House of Lords has published a report on the Wales Bill.
This Bill modifies the devolution arrangements for Wales. Part 2 of the Bill amends the Government of Wales Act 2006 (GOWA) to insert provisions which allow rates of income tax payable by Welsh taxpayers in part to be set by the Assembly. However, the income tax provisions may only be brought into force if the majority of voters in a referendum held throughout Wales vote in favour of it. Read More
Show Me Wales, a mobile-friendly website has been launched together with apps and mobile channels. The new site is designed to work across PCs, iphones, ipads and android phones. A bespoke Home Page Map works as a destination launch pad, saving visitors valuable time and clicks when hunting for a destination. (Example map attached). Search features offer visitors a choice by landmark, postcode and county, as well as by destination, individual property, venue, date, accommodation type, category, classification and more. Using the latest web design tools, the platform makes the most of MWT's range of widgets and plug-ins, to encourage visitors to engage... Read More