Business rates revaluation brought forward to 2021

14 Mar 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed that business rates revaluation would be brought forward by one year, to 2021, in his spring statement, yesterday.

Diabetes UK calls for mandatory calorie labelling in restaurants

09 Mar 2018

Charity Diabetes UK is calling on government to commit to introduce mandatory calorie labelling on food, which would see “key high street restaurants, cafes and takeaways” required to show this information on menus.

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Wagamama & TGIs flagged up on minimum wage

09 Mar 2018

Wagamama and TGI Fridays are among the latest companies named and shamed by the Government for failing to pay the legal minimum wage.

New tax rule could change landscape for new pub funding

08 Mar 2018

The introduction of the Risk-to-Capital rule could disrupt the future funding landscape for both new and growing pub businesses, a serial sector investor has warned.

Plans to introduce Agent of Change across UK

06 Mar 2018

The Government has published draft proposals which would see the agent of change principle rolled out nationwide.

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Sector must rally behind new apprenticeship platform

02 Mar 2018

With Apprenticeship Week approaching, Brewhouse & Kitchen executive chairman Kris Gumbrell takes aim at overpriced university courses, and calls for the industry to rally behind an apprenticeship platform to solve the skills gap

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Tim Martin on Boris Johnson

29 Sep 2017

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin writes in defence of Boris Johnson and says those attacking him for perceived falsehoods in his campaign to quit the EU have often been guilty of peddling fake news themselves.

Brexit – protecting EU workers

25 Aug 2017

With the clock ticking on Britain’s exit from the EU, concerns are mounting over the impact on the nation’s hospitality sector. Rose Carey, partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, reports

A collective voice

21 Feb 2018

Today sees a crucial vote on the creation of one trade body representing the whole of hospitality. James Wallin talks to Kate Nicholls, the CEO-elect of UKHospitality, about the reasons behind the new body and why the sector needs to speak with one voice


How trends can be more harmful than helpful

02 Feb 2018

Dr Lisa Ackerley, food safety adviser at the British Hospitality Association, explains why slates wooden boards are not always a good idea

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