Details of legislation and government decisions that affect the operation of your business, plus advice to help you avoid falling foul of the law.
22-Sep-2014 - Ed Miliband's pledge to increase increase minimum wage by more than 25 per cent over five years if Labour wins the next general election could be potentially disastrous for hospitality businesses,...
19-Sep-2014 - As police chiefs call for tough new measures to tackle excessive drinking, the licensed on-trade has warned that ‘partnership, not punishment’ is the key to addressing alcohol harm.
18-Sep-2014 - Southampton City Council has voted to implement a late night levy to pubs, bars and other venues in the city which serve alcohol past midnight.
18-Sep-2014 - Restaurateur Will Ricker has won an appeal against Westminster City Council to allow customers at his Soho restaurant, La Bodega Negra , to buy alcohol without food.
16-Sep-2014 - Pub companies, restaurant groups and industry bodies have joined forces with retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers to publish an open letter calling for ‘fundamental reform’ of business rates.
15-Sep-2014 - Andy Murray’s Cromlix House hotel claims it has fixed the problem that caused its Chez Roux restaurant to fail a food hygiene inspection earlier this year.
12-Sep-2014 - Chancellor George Osborne has revealed plans to refund the cost of thousands of Chinese visas to boost inbound tourism and strengthen relations between the UK and China.
10-Sep-2014 - An MP has called for new legislation to ensure hospitality employers pass on tips and service charges to their staff.
08-Sep-2014 - Trade union Equity is calling on pubs and bars to host more live music, comedy and theatre events.
08-Sep-2014 - Thousands of pubs and restaurants across the UK will slash food and drink prices on 24 September to highlight the benefits of cutting hospitality VAT.
04-Sep-2014 - The government is set to create a Food Crime Unit following the recommendations published today in the Elliott review of the horsemeat scandal.
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.