Legislation News


Glasgow Council considers 4am licences

16 Aug 2018

Glasgow City Council is consulting on plans to trial 4am licenses for venues that can demonstrate a “positive contribution to the night-time economy”.

Kate Nicholls

Charter launched to improve safety for women

25 Jul 2018

London’s nightclubs, police and transport operators are working on initiative to improve women’s safety when working or socializing at night.

Deliveroo's new hyper relfective kits are aimed at improving rider safety

Deliveroo proposes self-employment charter

24 Jul 2018

Deliveroo has made proposals for a new charter which it says will give greater security to the self-employed.

Jonathan Downey

Anger at Hackney curfew decision

20 Jul 2018

Anger has been expressed over Hackney Council’s decision to implement a “core” curfew for new pubs, bars and clubs in the area, following fears about anti-social behaviour.

Deliveroo's new hyper relfective kits are aimed at improving rider safety

PAYE equivalent suggested for gig-economy workers

20 Jul 2018

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has suggested that gig economy workers who operate through online platforms, such as Deliveroo and Uber Eats, pay their taxes in a system equivalent to Pay As You Earn (PAYE).

Kate Nicholls

Net migration fall 'possible disaster' for sector

18 Jul 2018

The fall of net EU migration to its lowest level in four years are a “possible disaster” for the hospitality industry, UKHospitality has warned.

UKHospitality welcomes Brexit White Paper

13 Jul 2018

The Government’s Brexit White Paper has been welcomed for acknowledging the importance and prioritising the food and drinks industry.

Kate Nicholls

UKH warns Edinburgh of ‘disastrous’ implications of tourist tax

06 Jul 2018

UKHospitality has reacted to the announcement by Edinburgh council leader Adam McVey that a tourist tax could be introduced “in the next 12 months”.

high street distress

Grimsey report calls for scrapping of business rates

05 Jul 2018

A new report into the future of UK high streets has reiterated the need for business rates reform calling the current system a “barrier to success”.

Fuller's CEO Simon Emeny

Fuller's: Westminster doesn't recognise importance of hospitality

04 Jul 2018

Fuller’s chief executive Simon Emeny has accused Westminster of failing to recognise the importance the hospitality sector plays in the performance of the economy.

Drinking pints

Government ‘considering scrapping duty freeze’

03 Jul 2018

Reports have suggested that the Government is minded to scrap the freeze on alcohol duty introduced last year.

Deliveroo's new hyper relfective kits are aimed at improving rider safety

Deliveroo ‘in out-of-court settlement’

29 Jun 2018

Deliveroo has paid out compensation to couriers as part of an ongoing dispute about employment status, according to reports.

Online reviews

CMA launches enforcement action against booking sites

28 Jun 2018

The Competition and Markets Authority is launching enforcement action against a number of hotel booking sites over concerns about the way they rank and display rooms.

Mobile apps at eating out brands

New app locates cumulative impact zones across UK

28 Jun 2018

Licensing law firm, Poppleston Allen, has launched a new that allows property agents and operators to easily identify Cumulative Impact Zones (‘CIZ’).


Settled status policy “must have simplicity at heart”

21 Jun 2018

The Government has been urged to ensure that its “settled status” immigration policy has simplicity at its heart.

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