BHA boss slams 'dangerous' Airbnb

BHA boss slams 'dangerous' Airbnb

By Sophie Witts

Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the British Hospitality Association (BHA), has slammed Airbnb for allowing its users to run potentially dangerous ‘pseudo hotels’ exempt from fire, food and health regulations.

Starbucks to introduce Living Wage and offer staff loans for rent

Starbucks to introduce Living Wage and offer staff loans for rent

By M&C Allegra Foodservice

Starbucks UK has announced plans to raise its average UK wage to just under £8 an hour from November and launched a new scheme to offer interest-­free loans to help its staff pay deposits on their housing, BigHospitality's sister title M&C Allegra...

Stuart Darlington has written a practical guide for hospitality operators to ensure they are fully prepared before signing a commercial lease


How to avoid costly hidden liabilities when acquiring a lease

By Stuart Darlington

Stuart Darlington, partner real estate at Michael Simkins LLP and author of A Tenant’s Practical Guide to Commercial Leases, talks through the steps operators should follow when acquiring a commercial lease. 

Finding the perfect pub can be hard work, but worth it in the end

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Property: Finding the perfect pub

By Carina Perkins

In the second part of our special feature on property, we discuss how to find the perfect pub and make sure it has a profitable future.

Bill’s has taken a 20-year lease for a unit on the ground floor and mezzanine level

Bill’s and Byron confirmed for Hammersmith

By Mark Wingett

Bill’s and Byron have both been confirmed as tenants for the 10 Hammersmith Grove development in west London, which is owned by Development Securities Plc and Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Property Trust.

The campaign group wants to stop the ‘exploitation’ of licensees by the large pub companies

Fair Deal campaigners press Government on ‘market-rent-only’ option

By Luke Nicholls

Fair Deal for Your Local - the campaign group that demands a halt to the exploitation of licensees by large pubcos - has written a letter to Business Secretary Vince Cable insisting a ‘market-rent-only’ (MRO) option for pub tenants is a simple, moderate...

The chief executive of Boxpark (pictured) is leading the petition to change the law around business rates for pop-ups

Petition asks for rates relief for pop-up businesses

By John Harrington

A petition has been launched urging retailers of ‘pop-up’ premises to be able to qualify for three months business rates relief, according to BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report. 

Growing pain: Pitt Cue is struggling to find a site

Lording it up in London?

By Luke Nicholls

Shifts in landlord behaviour are making it harder for smaller players to get on the property ladder in the capital, writes Restaurant magazine's Joe Lutrario.

Gary Davis has announced Malmaison are to open their first new hotel since refinancing just a week after he was appointed Malmaison and Hotel du Vin chief executive

Malmaison to open first hotel since refinancing

By Peter Ruddick

Malmaison owner MWB has announced plans to open its first new hotel since refinancing last year to reduce its debts and just one week after Gary Davis joined as chief executive of Malmaison and Hotel du Vin.

ALMR's benchmarking report reveals hope ahead for pubs

Pub operating costs stabilise, growth expected ahead

By Lorraine Heller

Pub operating costs are stabilising for the first time since 2007, indicating that Britain’s pubs and bars have a good platform for growth, reveals a benchmarking report from ALMR.

Eleven Slug & Lettuces are for sale

Eighty former Laurel pubs to hit the market

By Mark Wingett

Over 80 properties that were part of the former Laurel Pub Company are set to come to the market over the next 12 months as investment opportunities.

Yalla Yalla will open a second site behind Oxford Circus

Yalla Yalla to open second site at Oxford Circus

By Lorraine Heller

The popular Lebanese restaurant Yalla Yalla is to open a second site just off Market Place by London’s Oxford Circus, after signing a £90K per annum lease for the next ten years


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