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 [...]

In conversation with Kate Nicholls

By |2022-03-29T19:13:50+01:00March 7th, 2022|

Unlocking the industry's potential On 3 March 2020 Leo Skinner, Charlotte Rees-John and Adam Boyd held a Q&A session with Kate Nicholls, OBE, CEO of UKHospitality about the issues facing the industry and how best to unlock the industry’s potential as we emerge from the pandemic. The following is a summary of the key points [...]

Staff to get all their tips

By |2022-12-12T18:52:01+01:00October 4th, 2021|

New legislation next year The government has announced its plans to make it illegal for hospitality companies (including pubs, cafes and restaurants) to withhold tips from their workers. Legislation obliging operators to pass on tips will be introduced within the next year.  The announcement is here  Currently, businesses who receive tips via card payment have [...]

Should you make Covid tests for staff mandatory?

By |2022-12-12T18:54:00+01:00July 5th, 2021|

As a full re-opening looks possible on 19th July it might give customers more confidence if you could say that you required all staff to take Covid tests but is mandatory testing a good idea? Mandatory testing is a much-debated issue with Government statistics claiming that 1 in 3 people with Covid show no symptoms. [...]

Reopening – Planning and Licensing provisions relaxed

By |2021-03-17T16:44:52+01:00March 17th, 2021|

Re-opening on the horizon The much awaited easing of lockdown restrictions are now at last on the horizon and with the vaccine programme moving at pace the COVID tide looks like it’s turning, which means the hospitality trade can see a much clearer path ahead. Relaxation of planning and licensing measures This was bolstered further [...]