Legislation News

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.

Kate Nicholls

Sector faces £113m business rates bombshell

18 Oct 2018

UKHospitality has warned that the sector faces a £113m business rates increase next April.

New guidelines set to impose calorie caps on some dishes

12 Oct 2018

Public Health England is set to unveil new guidelines that would set a calorie cap for certain dishes.

Budget 2018

Industry coalition calls on Chancellor for action

08 Oct 2018

UKHospitality and a coalition of hospitality businesses have written to Chancellor Philip Hammond to call for targeted support in this month’s Budget that will protect the economic contribution made by the sector.

Parliament

Government to unveil tipping legislation

01 Oct 2018

Theresa May is set to unveil legislation today banning employers from making any deductions from workers’ tips.

Pret

Leon calls for industry-standard allergen information

28 Sep 2018

Leon has called for an industry-wide standard for allergen information, after an inquest into the death of a girl from an allergic reaction found Pret a Manger’s labelling was “inadequate”.

Foodcos sign up to waste roadmap

26 Sep 2018

Nearly 100 major food companies have signed up to a grand plan to publish food waste figures.

Board meetings

Focus on: Workers on boards

25 Sep 2018

Sector leaders have given mixed reactions to proposals from the Labour party leadership to force companies to have employee representatives on their boards.

Parliament

Consultation suggests mandatory calorie counts on menus by 2020

14 Sep 2018

The Government has launched a consultation on the introduction of mandatory calorie counts on menus.

Kate Nicholls

Drop in number of licensed venues prompts warning to Government

12 Sep 2018

UKHospitality has reacted to the latest CGA Market Growth Monitor by warning that unless the Government unveils a comprehensive package of support for hospitality businesses at the Budget Statement, the rate of closures will only increase.

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