Minimum Wage

How will the rising Living Wage affect hospitality?

How will the rising Living Wage affect hospitality?

By Sophie Witts

The Chancellor announced last week that from April 2016 all UK businesses would have to pay staff over 25 a National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour, rising to £9 per hour by 2020.

The outcome of the next general election is unpredictable, but parties have laid out some policies that will affect the hospitality sector

General election 2015: what it could mean for hospitality

By Melodie Michel & Noli Dinkovski

The outcome of the general election on 7 May is the most unpredictable in decades, but the main political parties are starting to set out policies that could affect the hospitality sector. 

The majority of bar staff, serving staff and kitchen assistants are currently paid less than the Living Wage

Hospitality jobs fall short of Living Wage

By Carina Perkins

Hospitality jobs are some of the lowest paid in the UK, with the majority of bar staff, waiting staff and kitchen assistants currently earning less than the Living Wage, according to new research from KPMG.

Raising the tax-free personal allowance on income tax would put more money in the pockets of hospitality employees and boost spending on food and drink

ALMR welcomes income tax pledge

By Carina Perkins

The Association for Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has welcomed the Prime Minister’s pledge that a future Conservative government would cut income tax for low paid workers.

Ed Miliband said Labour would increase minimum wage to £8 by 2020

Labour's minimum wage pledge could hit hospitality businesses

By Carina Perkins

Ed Miliband's pledge to increase  increase minimum wage by more than 25 per cent over five years if Labour wins the next general election could be potentially disastrous for hospitality businesses, industry leaders have warned.