Minimum Wage

Tips scandal: Unite protest targets STK at ME London Hotel

Tips scandal: Unite protest targets STK at ME London Hotel

By Liam Garrahan

Trade union Unite staged a protest against STK London at its ME London Hotel on Friday, amidst claims that its 15 per cent service charge is being used to increase the salaries of four senior managers by as much as £50k a year each.

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'. 

Competition for sites is expected to heat up this year

Competition for restaurant sites to heat up in 2016

By Emma Eversham

The disparity between the supply of and demand for restaurant sites will remain in 2016 and will stretch to more parts of the UK as the market continues to swell says property agency Christie & Co. 

Possible exit route: Azzurri, among others, could offer shares in the coming year

2016: The year of the IPO, the taco and Brazilian food

By Stefan Chomka

The Rio Olympics, the continued rise of grab-and-go food and a growing number of restaurant groups weighing up their exit strategies will each have an impact on the eating-out sector in 2016, according to predictions from industry experts.

BigHospitality's top 5 stories of 2015

BigHospitality's top 5 stories of 2015

By Emma Eversham

Another busy year has passed in hospitality with employers forced to deal with an ever increasing number of staff shortages and mulling the impact of next year’s National Living Wage.