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

New apprenticeship standards for a range of areas, including commis chef and chef de partie, are designed to expand options for young people in hospitality

New hospitality apprenticeship standards approved

By Mark Wingett

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has approved five new apprenticeship standards for hospitality that will expand the range of options available to young people.

The Drop the Duty campaign is calling for cut in wine and spirits duty in next month's Budget


ALMR and BII back Budget Drop the Duty campaign

By Mike Berry

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) have both backed the ‘Drop the Duty’ campaign which calls for a 2% cut in wine and spirits duty in next month’s Budget.

Hugo Taylor has joined the FSA on its campaign to promote food hygiene ratings this Valentine's Day

Hugo Taylor supports FSA Valentine's Day campaign

By Carina Perkins

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has teamed up with former Made in Chelsea star Hugo Taylor to encourage consumers to check food hygiene ratings before booking a restaurant this Valentine’s Day.

Allergy aware: outlets are complying to legislation in varying degrees

Diner's death is 'wake-up call for industry'

By Joe Lutrario

The death of a woman, who had a suspected allergic reaction after eating at a Manchester restaurant, is a wake-up call to restaurateurs to embrace new allergen laws.


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