M&S boss calls on government to slash red tape in Budget

Stuart Machin

Marks & Spencer chief executive Stuart Machin has called on the government to conduct a strategic review of legislation and its implementation to alleviate the burden on retailers.

Citing divergence from the EU, changes to HFSS legislation, differences between countries’ deposit return schemes and tinkering with single-use plastic laws, Machin said: “I have never known the burden on retail sit as heavy as it does today.”

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