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.

VAT Club's Jacques Borel:

VAT campaign

VAT Club proposes staggered tax reduction

By Mark Wingett, M&C Allegra Foodservice

The hospitality VAT cut campaign has put forward a plan to the Government for a staggered reduction in the level of the tax for hospitality businesses.

What are legal tip policies?

Five tips for managing tips

By Emma Eversham

With tipping practices back in the spotlight, BigHospitality speaks to Lydia Christie, senior associate at law firm Howard Kennedy who suggests five ways restaurant groups can check that their policies are legal and fair. 

How to deal with fake online reviews

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How to deal with fake online reviews

By Emma Eversham

Nigel Tait, managing partner at law firm Carter-Ruck, discusses the steps pub, restaurant and hotel owners can take when faced with fake or libellous online reviews.

Stuart Darlington has written a practical guide for hospitality operators to ensure they are fully prepared before signing a commercial lease

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How to avoid costly hidden liabilities when acquiring a lease

By Stuart Darlington

Stuart Darlington, partner real estate at Michael Simkins LLP and author of A Tenant’s Practical Guide to Commercial Leases, talks through the steps operators should follow when acquiring a commercial lease. 

Why it makes sense to tackle food waste

Why it makes sense to tackle food waste

By Liam Garrahan

Summer can be a lucrative time of year for pubs, restaurants and hotels, but the warm weather can also bring issues with food waste when left out for too long. 

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