All news articles for June 20, 2013

Luminar manages a branded estate of over 70 nightclubs and bars throughout the UK

Luminar given new licence conditions for Oceana Kingston

By Luke Nicholls

Bar and nightclub owner Luminar has been allowed to continue trading one of its largest venues in Kingston under a new set of licence conditions after the fatal stabbing of a 20-year-old clubber last year.

The VAT Club is distributing 250,000 posters to venues across the UK in order to highlight Tax Parity Day

Tax Parity Day: Borel's VAT Club plans national day of action

By Luke Nicholls

UK hospitality businesses are charged 20 per cent VAT on all sales, whereas the supermarkets pay virtually no VAT on food sales. Is this far? The VAT Club JB, headed up by veteran campaigner Jacques Borel, certainly doesn’t think so and is launching a...

Top tips: A New York restaurant has asked diners to refrain from tipping - it has sparked a debate on the benefits, or otherwise, of banning tipping

Tipping Point: Should UK restaurants ban tipping?

By Peter Ruddick

UK restaurateurs and front-of-house staff have slammed the decision of a New York restaurant to outlaw tipping, calling the move 'ridiculous' and one that should not be adopted by venues on this side of the pond.

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