Track and Trace – are your outlets GDPR compliant?

By |2020-07-06T16:40:44+00:00July 6th, 2020|

Last updated: 6 July 2020 Track and Trace to support re-opening The Government permitted pubs, bars and restaurants to re-open from 4 July 2020 as part of its easing of COVID-19 restrictions and unlocking of the UK economy. The Government’s NHS Track and Trace scheme is supporting this re-opening of the economy. As part of [...]

Licensing laws relaxed to boost re-opening

By |2020-06-29T10:51:19+00:00June 29th, 2020|

Business and Planning Bill 2020 The new Business and Planning Bill 2020, published on 25 June 2020, proposes significant changes designed to help licensed premises recover over the summer months any beyond. It will pass through all of the Commons stages today and we will update you on Royal Assent as soon as we can. [...]

Safe re-opening guidance published

By |2020-06-24T15:16:48+00:00June 24th, 2020|

Hospitality Sector to re-open on 4th July It has been long awaited but at last some good news for the sector. The Prime Minister has finally announced on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 that bars, hotels, restaurants, hotels and other licensed premises can re-open from 4th July 2020. Government guidance on safe re-opening Follow – up [...]

Rent Negotiations – Hospitality sector endorses Code of Practice

By |2020-06-24T13:10:24+00:00June 24th, 2020|

The Government has published its Code of Practice for commercial property relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist discussions between landlord and tenants over rental payments. The Code is voluntary and does not override UK property law. However, UKHospitality and the BBPA are among the organisations who have endorsed the Code of Practice and have committed [...]

Health & Safety – “COVID secure” workplaces

By |2020-06-02T12:39:04+00:00June 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 [...]

Defaulting Tenants – what are a Landlord’s Remedies?

By |2020-06-02T11:33:49+00:00June 2nd, 2020|

Many landlord's did not receive their rent due on the March quarter day as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak and the Government closure of all pubs, bars, restaurants, hotels and cafes.  A landlord of commercial premises has several options available when faced with non-payment of rent. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen government intervention that [...]