Digital age verification – what would this mean for hospitality?

By |2024-02-21T12:58:21+01:00February 21st, 2024|

Advances in AI are accelerating at pace and impacting on so many sectors of the economy including hospitality. The Government has recently launched an 8-week consultation on whether to allow digital identities and technology to be used in the age verification of alcohol sales. What are the proposals? There are three proposed approaches for the [...]

Tackling Drink Spiking – new measures to be introduced

By |2023-12-20T12:52:10+01:00December 20th, 2023|

In a recent survey one in six students said they had been spiked at a nightlife venue. Spiking is already illegal but as part of his personal priority to tackle violence against women and girls, James Cleverly announced that spiking will be targeted by both the police and door staff in new measures that will [...]

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 [...]