Red Tape

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 BBPA believes the current planning system hampers business investment and undermines job growth in the beer and pub industry

No more red tape for pubs, says BBPA submission

By Luke Nicholls

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has urged the Government stick to its guns on planning reform, which could liberate UK pubs from unnecessary red tape when it comes to minor modifications to premises.

Penrose will be abseiling in the Mendips, a range of Limestone hills to the south of Bristol and Bath in Somerset

John Penrose to gain first-hand experience of red tape

By Luke Nicholls

Tourism Minister John Penrose is set to partake in a work placement at an outdoor pursuits firm in Western-Super-Mare, in order to further understand the challenges and opportunities facing tourism industry small businesses such as red tape.

Small firms spend £16.8bn a year on complying with regulations

Red tape costs small firms £14K a year, finds research

By Lorraine Heller

Small firms in the UK are spending an average of £14,000 per year on complying with regulations, despite government initiatives to cut red tape, finds a new survey from the Forum of Private Business (FPB).

Overseas employment problem

Overseas employment problem

By BigHospitality Writer

The hospitality industry is suffering from a lack of information about how to legally employ staff from outside the EU, made worse by a large amount of red tape, according to new research from Beacon purchasing consortium. In the restaurant, bars and...


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