Legislation

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.

100 MPs back freeze on beer tax

100 MPs back freeze on beer tax

By Emma Eversham

A campaign to stop the government’s plans to increase beer tax in this year’s Budget in order to give the pub industry a break gains the backing of 113 MPs

Menu labelling scheme inappropriate, says BHA

Menu labelling scheme inappropriate, says BHA

By Becky Paskin

The British Hospitality Association has said there would be ‘huge cost’ and ‘little benefit’ in the FSA’s plan to label calorie content on menus

Industry divided over VAT cuts

Industry divided over VAT cuts

By Becky Paskin

The hospitality industry is divided over whether to keep or pass on savings from the Government’s VAT cuts that came into force today

Foreign worker points system goes live

Foreign worker points system goes live

By Emma Eversham

Restaurants, hotels and pubs wanting to employ workers from outside the EU will need to register with the UK Border Agency from today as the new Australian-style points system goes live

Victory for hospitality industry over music fees

Victory for hospitality industry over music fees

By Emma Eversham

Restaurants, hotels and pubs could potentially see a drop in the amount they pay to play background music in the future after an appeal to challenge fees was won in the High Court earlier today

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