Legislation News

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.

Rooney Anand

MUP plans approved for Wales

20 Jun 2018

Ministers in Wales have passed legislation allowing for a minimum price per unit of alcohol.

Jonathan Smith

The rise of the CVA – the licensing view

19 Jun 2018

With the rise in the number of company voluntary arrangements (CVA) what, from a licensing perspective, do operators need to be aware of when a company is nearing the point of entering into such an arrangement? Poppleston Allen’s Jonathan Smith explains more

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

High Court grants judicial review into Deliveroo worker status

15 Jun 2018

The High Court has granted a judicial review of an earlier decision that said Deliveroo drivers were self-employed contractors rather than workers.

Kate Nicholls

UKH invites Corbyn to debate hospitality employment issues

12 Jun 2018

UKHospitality has made an open offer to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to debate employment in the hospitality sector.

Kate Nicholls

UKH calls for level playing field for sector

01 Jun 2018

UKHospitality has called on the Government to ensure that employment in the UK is fair, transparent and flexible for both employers and employees.

Decline in business rates appeals ‘not to be trusted’

01 Jun 2018

Government figures showing a 90% drop in the number of appeals against business rates bills should not be seen as a sign of success for the new approach to revaluation, critics have insisted.

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