Freeths support Peach 20/20

By |2023-11-24T13:37:11+01:00November 24th, 2023|

Freeths LLP are proud to have sponsored and partnered with the Peach 20/20 Conference again this year. Read on for Selina Norris' summary of the takeaways. Peter Martin, the founder of Peach 20/20, was an exceptional host as ever and opened the summit with key data and insight on the current market.  Amongst the data [...]

Greenwashing – avoiding claims

By |2023-07-12T09:21:59+01:00July 11th, 2023|

Sustainable Hospitality Businesses in the drinks, hospitality and leisure sector are under pressure from governments and consumers alike to make changes to tackle climate change and other environmental harms. Sustainable hospitality is no longer a nice to have, it is a basic requirement, and it impacts the bottom line. According to Marriott Bonvoy’s recent Travel [...]

Martyn’s Law – implications for hospitality

By |2023-06-01T11:57:06+01:00June 1st, 2023|

Martyn Hett was one of the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing. The new proposed Martyn’s law will require venues (including pubs, restaurants, hotels and arenas) to take steps to prevent potential terrorism. The bill is currently in draft but is likely to be finalised and introduced later this year. How will Martyn’s law [...]

Waste and packaging – what’s on the horizon?

By |2023-05-17T15:41:24+01:00April 4th, 2023|

Many would grumble that recycling and waste obligations are a burden on the brewing and hospitality sectors that rival the 2022 energy price hikes . With the PRN market not due to be reformed by Government until 2024 the system of packaging sustainability is one that brewers say is “unsustainable”. However, a change to a [...]

Customer safety this Christmas

By |2022-12-14T18:32:30+01:00December 14th, 2022|

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 [...]

Energy costs continue to threaten the sector

By |2022-12-13T17:25:58+01:00November 1st, 2022|

The announcement of the Energy Bill Relief Scheme was a welcome lifeline, but with the assistance offered by the scheme likely to be cut substantially after 31 March, many operators in the hospitality sector may be forced to shut. A recent report for the British Beer and Pub Association shows that bills returning to their [...]

Guidance for Employers on living with Covid

By |2022-12-12T18:50:42+01:00April 21st, 2022|

As all legal Covid restrictions have now been removed the Government has replaced regulations with principles based guidance for employers. The aim of the guidance is to reduce the risk of infection within the workplace whilst treating Covid-19 as any other respiratory illness going forward. The “Working Safely” guidance has now been removed but employers [...]