To revitalise the High Street the Government has consulted on new Permitted Development Rights to allow greater flexibility for change of use. Draft legislation is awaited.
A number of commitments for improving working practices, particularly for vulnerable workers will take effect next April as an outcome of the Taylor Report.
An aspect of Modern Slavery, awareness of child sexual exploitation is being targeted by the Met Police in a campaign which encourages pub and hotel operators to raise awareness and report suspicious behaviour
Whilst customers at pubs, bars and restaurants are keen to make use of outdoor areas for eating and drinking during summer months, to safeguard your licence you must keep an eye (and ear) on noise levels.
From 1 July new PPL tariffs will apply to hospitality venues that put on Specially Featured Entertainment (SFE)
A recent case considered whether tenants could claim that the momentous situation arising from exiting the EU could be cause to walk away from their lease.
For hospitality businesses who pay the levy, 25% of an apprenticeship account can now be transferred to other businesses in the supply chain, helping smaller businesses to benefit from attracting, up-skilling and retaining staff