New UK Office for Product Safety and Standards

The UK Government has announced the creation of a new Office for Product Safety and Standards that will oversee the challenges of product safety in the UK, identifying consumer risks and assist in the management and response to large scale product recall and...

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is and executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and designed to support and encourage innovation in the UK acting as the UK’s innovation agency. The responsibilities of...

OPBAS The Money Laundering Watchdog

The UK Government has announced the launch of The Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision  (OPBAS) as the new anti-money laundering watchdog. The OPBAS is based within the FCA and will monitor the activities of the UK’s 22...

Revised UK Patent Charges from 6 April 2018

Following the consultation issued by the Intellectual Property Office and the enabling legislation, Patents and Patents (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2017, passed in parliament on the 20 November 2017 amending the Patents Act 1977, the new fee structure for...

Cosmetic Microbeads Ban in the UK

From the 9 January 2018 cosmetic and personal care manufacturers will no longer be able to include mircobeads in products destined for sale in the United Kingdom. Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic that are introduced into products such as face scrubs, toothpastes...
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