With customer numbers up over Christmas it is also a time for vigilance by operators to ensure customers feel safe. It is undeniable that the number of people who try to bring knives, drugs and alcohol into pubs and clubs is increasing every year. Knife crime is at its highest level ever – as a [...]
According to DEFRA UK, consumers use an estimated 14 billion plastic drinks bottles, 9 billion drinks cans and 5 billion glass bottles a year. The Government is committed to reducing waste and to ensuring that the UK is a leader in resource efficiency. The Government is committed to introducing a deposit return scheme. A first [...]
It is clear that pubs will be amongst the last businesses to reopen as lockdown is gradually eased. In a sector built around socialising and high volume trade, social distancing will be a challenge. Even if it becomes viable to reopen pubs with a package of Government support (including reduced furlough and relaxation of beer [...]
Covid-19 is here. It is impacting the hospitality and leisure sector with a concern that tenants will be in financial difficulties soon. Landlords need to plan ahead to protect tenant’s welfare and their own business interests. What you can do to be proactive now? Will a tenant’s insurance cover any downturn in profits? Some tenants [...]
A licensee has reported that customers feel safer after introduction of mandatory entry searches for everyone entering his premises after 11pm. This follows a Court of Appeal case a couple of years ago which considered the extent of the duty of care owed by a bar to its customers after 2 men were stabbed by another customer. Operators of licensed premises might like to consider their own duty to clientele, particularly during the busy Christmas period.