Could overseas recruitment help the sector?

By |2023-03-07T14:22:13+01:00March 7th, 2023|

Both The Times and the Guardian have reported that ministers have consulted the Migration Advisory Committee over whether some hospitality workers should be added to the list of shortage occupations. Since Brexit all newly arrived Europeans have needed a visa to work in the UK, as do nationals from the rest of the world. For [...]

Low income workers – exclusivity clauses now unenforceable

By |2022-12-13T18:14:31+01:00December 5th, 2022|

The cost-of-living crisis means that many lower paid staff are looking to take second jobs to make ends meet. Up until recently if there was an exclusivity clause in their contract the staff member would have needed your consent to take on additional work. Due to a recent change in the law, you are no [...]

Health & Safety – “COVID secure” workplaces

By |2020-07-21T10:58:39+01:00June 2nd, 2020|

Last updated:  27th May 2020 Last week saw the Government adopt a clear change of emphasis in its address to the public and businesses alike. From what was once a clear message to “stay at home” has now switched to “stay alert”.  The hospitality sector remains closed except for takeaways but for those in the [...]

Furlough – how will it work?

By |2020-03-25T16:02:45+01:00March 25th, 2020|

All pubs and restaurants are now closed. We read with interest today that operators who were shutting selected takeaway sites are now taking more drastic action. By shutting all sites operators can shut head office and “furlough” staff there too reducing cash flow as much as possible. Furlough is a term previously unknown to us.  [...]

Get ready for a new look Section 1 Statement

By |2020-02-25T10:24:36+01:00February 25th, 2020|

As you know, employers must provide a written statement of particulars to every employee within the first two months of their employment. This is commonly referred to as a ‘Section 1 Statement’, and must include specified information such as the date on which the employment began, how much the employee will be paid and details [...]