The Queen's Speech set out target areas where the government aims to help businesses

Queen’s Speech: Hospitality round-up

By Melodie Michel

BigHospitality looks at the key announcements made in the Queen’s Speech on 4 June and how they affect the hospitality industry.

The Mayor of London said training and apprenticeship initiatives like these are 'the way forward' for the industry

Hospitality 'walks the talk' on job creation

By Luke Nicholls

Following another successful National Apprenticeship Week for the hospitality industry, a number of other hotels, restaurants and pubs have since stepped up to the plate to offer training and apprenticeship initiatives of their own.

The new code of conduct could save publicans in tenanted pubs £100m a year

Statutory code for pubs: Demand for action grows

By Luke Nicholls

The debate over a Statutory Code of Conduct for pubs, which proponents argue would improve the pubco-tenant relationship, has taken another turn this week, with a number of individuals, companies and industry bodies speaking out about the issue.

People 1st is concerned that the changes may make it harder to attract more people into skilled hospitality jobs

Apprenticeship reform: Will it help hospitality?

By Luke Nicholls

The Government’s announcement that it is putting the development and implementation of apprenticeships at the hands of employers has been welcomed by People 1st, but the sector skills council fears that the models developed in other sectors will not be...

Last orders? The Government is contemplating whether to enable targeted, local alternatives to personal licences

Personal licences: Should they be scrapped?

By Luke Nicholls

The Government has this month launched a consultation into whether personal licences should be abolished, enabling licensing authorities to apply relevant conditions to premises licences where appropriate.