Some local authorities appear to not be taking a consistent, light-touch approach to the enforcement of Coronavirus-related regulations requested by the Government as operators reopen for outdoor trading.
Pubs and restaurants will be put in a tricky position post lockdown if potential plans to scrap social-distancing rules and demand customers present Covid passports come into place, UKHospitality is warning.
Planning reforms that make it easier for 'unused' commercial premises to be converted into housing has left hospitality businesses 'fearing the worst', according to the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA).
Prominent voices from the hospitality industry have dismissed suggestions that publicans could require guests to have a so-called 'vaccine passport' to enter their pubs as 'repressive' and 'unworkable'.
The Government is being called on to allow people to be able to order at the bar from the indoor opening of restaurants and pubs on 17 May, and for customers to be allowed to consume drinks while standing outdoors.
The Government is being urged to publish the data that underpins its decisions on the restrictions imposed on the hospitality sector, according to a new report published by the House of Commons’ Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee.