21 04, 2022

Guidance for Employers on living with Covid

By |2022-04-21T12:15:40+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 [...]

20 04, 2022

Temporary Event Notices – positive news for sector

By |2022-04-20T16:51:57+01:00April 20th, 2022|

Temporary Event Notices have been used more than ever as a result of the pandemic. Putting a marquee in the garden for an event where there is more space and fresh air has helped many operators weather the Covid storm. TEN’s have always been subject to limitations, e.g, the number of people that can be [...]

29 03, 2022

Café culture extended

By |2022-03-29T16:51:54+01:00March 29th, 2022|

Spring is in the air The weather last week was great and (however short lived it was), it’s been nice to see people sitting outside again to enjoy hospitality. To coincide with the arrival of spring, the Government has released updated guidance to businesses on the rules relating to applications for pavement licences - see [...]

7 03, 2022

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 [...]

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. [...]