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Even prior to the 2007 recession the inclusion of supply ties in pub leases had been controversial, especially as a result of the growth of pub owning companies. Such worries have been combined with other concerns about the fairness of the relationships between pub owning companies and their tenants. Following an earlier report in 2004, the House of Commons Business and Enterprise Committee considered in 2009 that supply ties operated by pub companies may well be anti-competitive and may have...

European Community food safety laws came into force sometime ago. The legislation introduced a “farm to fork” approach to food safety by including primary production (farmers and growers) in food hygiene legislation for the first time in the majority of cases. If you operate a catering or food business, or are planning to start one, you must register all of your premises with the environmental health service before you use your premises. The premises will need to be approved if...