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.

Budget 2016: Sugar tax, business rate relief, beer duty freeze

Budget 2016: Sugar tax, business rate relief, beer duty freeze

By Sophie Witts & Emma Eversham

Chancellor George Osborne announced a range of measures to help hospitality businesses, including a freeze in beer duty, business rates support and a rise in the corporation stamp duty threshold in today's Budget, while also bowing to pressure to...

Welcome Break to pay ALL staff National Living Wage

Welcome Break to pay ALL staff National Living Wage

By Emma Eversham

Motorway service operator Welcome Break has said it will pay all its employees the National Living Wage from 1 April, regardless of their age to help 'attract the best people'. 

Industry responds to business rate appeal consultation

Industry responds to business rate appeal consultation

By Emma Eversham

Hospitality trade bodies the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) have responded to the Valuation Office Agency’s consultation on the business rates appeals system.

Drinking venues slump on underage drinking tests

Drinking venues slump on underage drinking tests

By Liam Garrahan

Drinking venues across the UK are performing badly in the fight against underage drinkers, according to research by Serve Legal, an independent auditing body of age-restrictive sales.

Image credit: Gawriloff / Thinkstock

ALMR: E-cigarette ban in Wales ‘unhelpful’

By Liam Garrahan

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has accused the Welsh Government of being ‘unhelpful’ after its decision to amend plans for a ban on e-cigarettes in public places, and says that there is no evidence to support the decision.

JD Wetherspoon admits data breach

JD Wetherspoon admits data breach

By Liam Garrahan

JD Wetherspoon has become the latest hospitality business to admit that some customer and staff data, including credit and debit cards, names, mobile phone numbers, email addresses, and dates of birth, has been accessed illegally by a third party.

ALMR calls for ‘healthy options not harmful taxes’

ALMR calls for ‘healthy options not harmful taxes’

By Liam Garrahan

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has asked the Government to consider the impact of the sugar tax on pubs and bars and that the tax alone is unlikely to tackle issues regarding obesity.

Image credit: Hemjaa/Thinkstock

Sugar Tax: Report urges Government to ‘wake up’ and take action

By Liam Garrahan

The Government Health Select Committee has urged MPs to take action and introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks, although it has expressed concerns that the hospitality industry could  ‘absorb’ the tax instead of passing it onto consumers. 

Spotlight

Follow us

Hospitality Guides

View more

Featured Suppliers

All suppliers