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Legislation

Details of legislation and government decisions that affect the operation of your business, plus advice to help you avoid falling foul of the law.

Sector leaders pen letter to PM highlighting key issues

Sector leaders pen letter to PM highlighting key issues

By Mark Wingett

More than 20 chief executives and business leaders from the UK’s leading eating and drinking­ out chains have penned a letter to the Prime Minister Theresa May asking her to “consider a reduction in VAT, extending transitional relief on business rates...

Michel Roux Jr scraps tipping at Le Gavroche

Michel Roux Jr scraps tipping at Le Gavroche

By Hannah Thompson

Michel Roux Jr, owner with his family of the two Michelin-starred Le Gavroche restaurant in London’s Mayfair, is to scrap tipping in favour of including a service charge on all bills.

The Government is being asked to look at the challenges faced Tourism businesses in rural areas such as the Peak District. Photo: Thinkstock/ibusca

MPs asked to tackle rural tourism challenges post-Brexit

By Emma Eversham

MPs are being asked to consider the challenges facing hotels and other tourism businesses situated in the countryside as the organisation representing them contemplates how rural tourism will be supported post-Brexit. 

Leon's Superfood Salad name banned by ASA

Leon to challenge 'Superfood Salad' name ban

By Sophie Witts

Leon could be forced to change the name of its ‘Original Superfood Salad’ after the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) ruled that the product broke marketing laws.

Cooking fats poured down the drains can lead to blockages after the fat coagulates

Restaurant fined £5k for blocking sewers with fat

By Emma Eversham

Restaurants are being reminded to dispose of fats carefully after a restaurant in Codsall, near Wolverhampton, was fined more than £5k for blocking nearby sewers with fat, oil and grease. 

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