Former Toursim Minister John Penrose has weighed in on the debate surrounding regulations and red tape for the hospitality industry by calling on the Government to keep its newly-made promise to stick to a 'one in, two out' rule.
Pubs and clubs were among the firms listed as those who could be exempt from health and safety inspections in the future as part of plans by the Government to ease the burden of red tape on small businesses.
A cross-Whitehall committee or 'Star Chamber' is set to meet in the next few weeks to consider hospitality industry proposals to cut red tape and regulation, Tourism Minister John Penrose has revealed.
Following a lively debate on the floor of the House of Commons today, MPs have unanimously passed a motion requiring the Government to commission an independent adjudicator to manage the relationship between pubcos and tenants this autumn.
Chancellor George Osborne has offered help to small and medium-size businesses (SME) in his autumn statement, which also promises to relax red tape around health and safety and make it easier to take on apprentices.
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.
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 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).
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...