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How to deal with fake online reviews

03-Aug-2015 - Nigel Tait, managing partner at law firm Carter-Ruck , discusses the steps pub, restaurant and hotel owners can take when faced with fake or libellous online reviews.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 27/07-31/07

31-Jul-2015 - Here's a roundup of the top trending stories on BigHospitality this week.

Consumers demand better technology in pubs

29-Jul-2015 - Over a quarter of consumers would like to see improved technology in pubs to allow them to work away from home, according to the latest Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker report.

Craft Beer Co. to make City debut

29-Jul-2015 - The Craft Beer Co is set to make its debut in the City of London, after securing the leasehold of the former Trident Bar and Restaurant on Mitre Lane. 

Pubs and restaurants back Live Your Life Day

28-Jul-2015 - Pub and restaurant groups, including Greene King, Yummy Pubs, La Tasca and Drake & Morgan will be giving out special wristbands and displaying posters on Thursday (30 July) in support of Live Your Life Day. 

Conscious Hospitality comes to The Restaurant Show 2015

28-Jul-2015 - A new exhibition exploring how hospitality businesses can improve their corporate, social and environmental responsibility (CSER) will run alongside The Restaurant Show at London's Olympia from 5-7 October.

Brighton considers banning smoking outside restaurants and pubs

27-Jul-2015 - Smoking outside restaurants, cafes and pubs in Brighton and Hove could be banned under plans being considered by the council.

Young's begins Burger Shack expansion

24-Jul-2015 - Young’s pub company is rolling-out its Burger Shack concept to a further three sites in July.

MPs to lobby for cut in tourism VAT

21-Jul-2015 - The British Hospitality Association (BHA) is increasing pressure on the government to cut the rate of tourism VAT by establishing a cross party parliamentary group of MP’s to build momentum for the bill.

Councils urge restaurant and pub chains to display calories on menus

20-Jul-2015 - Restaurant and pub chains are being urged by councils to introduce calorie labelling on menus in a bid to tackle rising obesity rates.

High staff turnover in hospitality causing a productivity crisis

20-Jul-2015 - High staff turnover in the hospitality industry has resulted in a productivity crisis costing the sector £272m per year, new figures show

Dining trends report shows that diners are becoming more adventurous

20-Jul-2015 - The ‘Eating Out – Today and Tomorrow’ (EOTT) report by Sacla’ has found that 62 per cent of adults say that they are adventurous in terms of cuisine.

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How to improve communication between front and back-of-house

20-Jul-2015 - Ashley Sheppard, commercial director at Call Systems Technology provides hints and tips on how to improve communication between customers and staff working front and back of house in restaurants.

The top 5 stories in hospitality this week 13/07-17/07

17-Jul-2015 - Here's a roundup of the top trending stories this week on BigHospitality.

David Cameron announces five point plan to boost regional tourism

17-Jul-2015 - The Prime Minister will today (17 July) announce a new five point plan designed to boost tourism across the UK.

Columbo Group to open Phonox nightclub in London

16-Jul-2015 - The Columbo Group has announced plans to open Phonox, a new nightclub in Brixton, South London, in September.

How will the rising Living Wage affect hospitality?

16-Jul-2015 - The Chancellor announced last week that from April 2016 all UK businesses would have to pay staff over 25 a National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour , rising to £9 per hour by 2020.

Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence 2015 winners announced

15-Jul-2015 - The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts announced the winners of the Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2015 at Claridges last night (14 July).

Disclosing the gender pay gap – what will it mean for hospitality?

15-Jul-2015 - David Cameron announced this week that from early 2016 businesses with more than 250 employees will be forced to publish salary details of male and female staff in a bid to end the gender pay gap. So what will this mean for hospitality?

Grind & Co hit Crowdcube target and launch mobile ordering app

15-Jul-2015 - Independent coffee and cocktail group Grind has passed its £750,000 Crowdcube target in 20 days.

Bompas & Parr to launch breathable cocktail cloud at Borough Market

14-Jul-2015 - Culinary design studio Bompas & Parr are popping-up at Borough Market this month with their latest creation - a walk-in cloud of breathable cocktail.

Top 10 emerging UK destinations

14-Jul-2015 - In our latest image gallery we take a look at the ‘emerging’ UK cities, those which have seen the biggest increase in foreign visitors since 2012. 

Consumer spending on hospitality continues to rise

14-Jul-2015 - Restaurants, pubs and hotels all saw a rise in sales during the second quarter of 2015.

Neil Rankin: The Good, The Bad & The Eggy

13-Jul-2015 - Neil Rankin, the chef behind Smokehouse and Bad Egg talks about his latest ventures, his eclectic menus and turning pubs into restaurants.

Springboard calls for entries into Awards for Excellence 2015

13-Jul-2015 - Industry charity Springboard is calling for entries into this year's Awards for Excellence.