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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

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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

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. 

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