Legislation News


Cabinet row over menu calorie counts

18 Jan 2019

Plans to introduce mandatory calorie counts on menus could be scrapped, after a rift emerged within the Government, reports have suggested this morning.

Soft drinks

Government targets free soft drinks refills

14 Jan 2019

The Government has suggested banning free refills of sugary soft drinks in pubs and restaurants as part of a new consultation.

Night Time Industries Association

Legislation Focus: Late Night Levies

11 Jan 2019

Licensing law firm, Poppleston Allen, uses Liverpool as a case study for how late night levies are implemented and their impact.

Paul Newby, Pubs Code Adjudicator

PCA publishes first arbitration awards

20 Dec 2018

The Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) has started publishing details of arbitration awards on its website.


Trade bodies respond to immigration white paper

20 Dec 2018

Trade bodies have reacted to the publication of the Government’s white paper on immigration post-Brexit.

Disposable coffee cup

Industry reacts to new Government waste strategy

19 Dec 2018

The Government has set out a new Resources and Waste Strategy, which could see deposits paid for disposable cups.

Kate Nicholls

Salary cap on EU migrants would ‘devastate’ sector

18 Dec 2018

UKHospitality has reacted to apparent confirmation that post-Brexit EU migrants will be required to earn £30,000 to work in Britain, saying it would devastate sector businesses.

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

Judicial review against Deliveroo dismissed by High Court

06 Dec 2018

A judicial review launched by the IWGB trade union against a decision to classify Deliveroo riders as self-employed has been dismissed by the High Court.


Government commitment to hospitality sector deal welcomed

28 Nov 2018

The Government’s commitment to create a “landmark sector deal” for the tourism and hospitality sector has been welcomed by trade bodies.

Kate Nicholls

Brexit deal ‘seems to address sector concerns’

15 Nov 2018

UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls has said the outline deal between the UK and the European Union on Brexit appears to address the majority of the sector’s concerns.

Drinking pints

Government rules out changes to alcohol-free description

14 Nov 2018

The British Beer & Pub Association has expressed frustration that the Department of Health has declined to change the descriptors for low and no alcohol products.

Kate Nicholls

Latest immigration stats 'alarming' for sector

13 Nov 2018

The number of non-UK-born workers in the UK decreased by 58,000 between April to June last year and the same period this year, according to HR body CIPD.

Paul Newby, Pubs Code Adjudicator

PCA launches consultation on beer duty and wastage

05 Nov 2018

The pubs code adjudicator (PCA) has launched a consultation aimed at providing clarity on beer and cider duty and waste for tenants when negotiating their tied rents.

Kate Nicholls

Airport drinking legislation would ‘demonise pub-goers’

01 Nov 2018

UKHospitality has said legislation to curb drinking in airports would “demonise” responsible drinkers.

Plastic straws

Plastic straws and stirrers face ban within one year

22 Oct 2018

Plastic straws and stirrers could be banned within one year, as part of the government’s drive to cut plastic pollution.

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