22 05, 2023

Duty to segregate food waste – it’s coming soon

By |2023-05-22T11:31:32+01:00May 22nd, 2023|

To help combat the effects of climate change the Government is introducing new waste management strategies. The latest strategy is food segregation - all food waste will need to be collected separately from other waste. This will undoubtedly have an impact on the hospitality sector with operators paying the recycling costs. Other options previously utilised [...]

4 04, 2023

Waste and packaging – what’s on the horizon?

By |2023-05-17T15:41:24+01:00April 4th, 2023|

Many would grumble that recycling and waste obligations are a burden on the brewing and hospitality sectors that rival the 2022 energy price hikes . With the PRN market not due to be reformed by Government until 2024 the system of packaging sustainability is one that brewers say is “unsustainable”. However, a change to a [...]

7 03, 2023

Could overseas recruitment help the sector?

By |2023-03-07T14:22:13+01:00March 7th, 2023|

Both The Times and the Guardian have reported that ministers have consulted the Migration Advisory Committee over whether some hospitality workers should be added to the list of shortage occupations. Since Brexit all newly arrived Europeans have needed a visa to work in the UK, as do nationals from the rest of the world. For [...]

14 12, 2022

Customer safety this Christmas

By |2022-12-14T18:32:30+01:00December 14th, 2022|

With customer numbers up over Christmas it is also a time for vigilance by operators to ensure customers feel safe.  It is undeniable that the number of people who try to bring knives, drugs and alcohol into pubs and clubs is increasing every year.  Knife crime is at its highest level ever  – as a [...]

5 12, 2022

Low income workers – exclusivity clauses now unenforceable

By |2022-12-13T18:14:31+01:00December 5th, 2022|

The cost-of-living crisis means that many lower paid staff are looking to take second jobs to make ends meet. Up until recently if there was an exclusivity clause in their contract the staff member would have needed your consent to take on additional work. Due to a recent change in the law, you are no [...]

1 11, 2022

Energy costs continue to threaten the sector

By |2022-12-13T17:25:58+01:00November 1st, 2022|

The announcement of the Energy Bill Relief Scheme was a welcome lifeline, but with the assistance offered by the scheme likely to be cut substantially after 31 March, many operators in the hospitality sector may be forced to shut. A recent report for the British Beer and Pub Association shows that bills returning to their [...]

21 04, 2022

Guidance for Employers on living with Covid

By |2022-12-12T18:50:42+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 [...]