4 10, 2021

Staff to get all their tips

By |2021-10-04T14:59:10+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 [...]

5 07, 2021

Should you make Covid tests for staff mandatory?

By |2021-07-05T09:42:09+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. [...]

29 06, 2021

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 [...]

28 05, 2021

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 [...]

10 05, 2021

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 [...]

17 03, 2021

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 [...]