Drinking bottle waste reduction scheme delayed until 2024

By |2021-06-29T18:32:54+01:00May 28th, 2021|

According to DEFRA UK, consumers use an estimated 14 billion plastic drinks bottles, 9 billion drinks cans and 5 billion glass bottles a year. The Government is committed to reducing waste and to ensuring that the UK is a leader in resource efficiency. The Government is committed to introducing a deposit return scheme. A first [...]

Are you ready for post-Brexit immigration?

By |2020-11-26T12:51:34+01:00November 26th, 2020|

For many years now the hospitality and leisure sectors have relied heavily on workers from outside the UK.  High staff turnover, Brexit and the future new immigration system are ongoing concerns for operators. Will I be able to recruit bar and waiting staff under the immigration system? When the future immigration system was first proposed [...]

Safe re-opening of hotels – Guidance published

By |2020-07-14T12:25:40+01:00July 14th, 2020|

Re-opening of accommodation In a piece of good news for hotels, pubs and inns the Government announced that accommodation providers could open again from 4 July. Accommodation covered also includes B&Bs, caravan parks, yurts and chalets. Government guidance The Guidance covers each type of accommodation in detail (hotels, hostels, B&Bs, self-catering etc) and covers shared [...]

Insolvency: FAQs

By |2020-07-21T11:01:59+01:00May 29th, 2020|

Last Updated: 29th May The impact of the Coronavirus outbreak has been felt acutely in the hospitality and leisure sectors with outlets being the first to be closed and looking likely to be the last to reopen.  Many businesses will have had no income since 20 March.  The impact is being felt both in terms [...]

Coronavirus – Government-backed business support

By |2020-07-21T11:04:26+01:00May 12th, 2020|

Businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors are universally concerned about how they can keep afloat during the current Covid-19 pandemic.  The Government announced a raft of business support measures to help businesses survive an environment where trading has been curtailed and cost of operations may outstrip income. These include Business Interruption Loans, a Coronavirus [...]