Details of legislation and government decisions that affect the operation of your business, plus advice to help you avoid falling foul of the law.
01-Sep-2014 - The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into competition practices in the commercial catering sector.
28-Aug-2014 - Hospitality SMEs have been told not to defer implementation of the pension changes coming into force next year, as the process can be unexpectedly lengthy.
26-Aug-2014 - The cost of implementation of the new EU allergen regulations coming into force on 13 December could reach £200m a year for food businesses, according to the British Hospitality Association (BHA).
20-Aug-2014 - The first industry-developed apprenticeship standards for hospitality have been approved by the government.
19-Aug-2014 - Caterers have been urged to avoid imported eggs in the wake of a national Salmonella outbreak that has so far been linked to a restaurant, takeaway and hospital.
19-Aug-2014 - Serviced apartment provider Think has dismissed reports that the firm had been placed into administration.
13-Aug-2014 - The Pensions Regulator is urging hotels and restaurants to act now to ready themselves for automatic enrolment, following the publication of the regulator’s first quarterly compliance bulletin.
07-Aug-2014 - The Forum for Private Business has published advice which could help small- and medium-sized hospitality businesses cut the cost of complying with regulatory changes.
31-Jul-2014 - Skyscanner’s appeal on the Competition and Markets Authority’s decision to cut short an investigation of Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)’ hotel pricing practices could lead to a rebalancing of the hotel-OTA...
25-Jul-2014 - Almost half (44 per cent) of foodservice operators are still unaware of the allergen laws due to be implemented this coming December, according to research by Unilever Food Solutions.
22-Jul-2014 - As the government cracks down on illegal workers, hospitality employers have been urged to carry out stringent right-to-work checks on potential staff.
21-Jul-2014 - Aside from the challenge of attracting, selecting and keeping the right candidates, recruitment brings a range of legal risks hospitality businesses should be aware of.
18-Jul-2014 - Banks are failing to provide the service and value that small and medium-sized (SME) businesses such as bars, restaurants and hotels need to thrive, according to a new report from...
15-Jul-2014 - Hotels, restaurants and pubs are facing rising regulatory costs despite government promises to cut red tape, the Forum of Private Business has warned.
14-Jul-2014 - Celebrity chef and hotelier Raymond Blanc is supporting the campaign to cut VAT on accommodation and attractions in the UK.
10-Jul-2014 - Pubs and bars have agreed to stock house wines below 12.5 per cent ABV and promote lower-alcohol products to customers as part of the government’s campaign to tackle the £21bn...
02-Jul-2014 - Campaigners drove a ‘mobile beach’ from Downing Street to Parliament Square as part of the ongoing campaign to cut UK tourism VAT to 5 per cent.
30-Jun-2014 - The Sun newspaper has launched a campaign calling on Chancellor George Osborne to cut VAT on hotel accommodation and attractions to 5 per cent.
25-Jun-2014 - The government’s announcement that zero-hour contracts would not be banned, but that exclusivity clauses would have to be removed, has been met with mixed reactions in the hospitality industry.
19-Jun-2014 - Many small businesses, including restaurants and pubs, are ‘playing Russian roulette with fire safety’ by failing to carry out appropriate risk assessments, according to a new survey.
17-Jun-2014 - The government’s decision to streamline UK visa applications from Chinese nationals has been welcomed by the hospitality industry.
09-Jun-2014 - A pub, a restaurant and two hotels were among 25 businesses ‘named and shamed’ by the government for paying staff less than the legal minimum wage.
06-Jun-2014 - The biggest challenge for hospitality businesses is not financing or regulation, but finding the right people, according to experts speaking at the Hospitality & Tourism Summit on 5 June.
06-Jun-2014 - The government has announced the formation of a Tourism Council which will see regulators and industry work together for the growth of the UK hospitality and tourism trade.
04-Jun-2014 - In the wake of the government's announcement on a new statutory code for pubs, the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has called for more action to encourage growth and...