Is new “tips” legislation on the horizon?

By |2021-06-29T18:42:39+01:00June 29th, 2021|

A new private members Bill which will be heard in September says it aims to ensure fairness for hospitality staff. Government Consultation The issue of legislating around tips has been discussed for many years now.  In 2015 the Government launched a consultation into tipping practices. Voluntary Code of Practice A Voluntary Code of Practice was [...]

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 [...]

Food to Go – are your allergen labels ready for October 2021?

By |2021-06-29T18:16:55+01:00May 10th, 2021|

Since the start of the pandemic pubs and restaurants have been offering pre-packed and takeaway food in far greater quantities than ever before. Many will continue to do so long after Covid restrictions are lifted. This is a new and important income stream for many.  However, it is important to recognise the different labelling restrictions [...]

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 [...]

Takeaway – A lifeline for the sector

By |2020-11-16T15:25:17+01:00November 16th, 2020|

Pubs, restaurants and cafes can offer takeaway service The temporary measures introduced in March allowed restaurants, pubs and cafes to provide a food takeaway service without having to apply for planning permission.  These measures have been extended until 23 March 2022. This extension aims to allow businesses to plan ahead and adapt to changes in [...]

Did you Click and Collect this weekend?

By |2020-11-10T11:15:18+01:00November 10th, 2020|

New rules for Lockdown 2 During the Spring lockdown pubs, cafes and restaurants were allowed to sell food and drink to takeaway. But this time around the Government initially decided that takeaway alcohol would not be permitted during lockdown 2. Delivery or click and collect permitted However, in a welcome U turn the Government announced [...]