I am in the process of changing the prices of some of the items in my pub. The till has been changed to include the updated items but it will be a couple of weeks before I can get my blackboards changed. Will this cause any problems?
This is potentially a very problematic situation. You must make sure that every item for sale is displayed with the correct price which includes any charges such as service or VAT.You should ensure that you change your blackboards immediately to show the change in price, or alternatively do not change the till until the blackboards have been amended.Don't forget that any other price lists, such as menus, should also be amended at the same time to reflect the change in price. Ideally, all these items should be changed simultaneously. If one of your customers finds that the price shown on the blackboard is incorrect then you would be liable to prosecution under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 for misleading a customer as to the price of a particular good.If you were prosecuted for such an offence then you would be liable to a fine which would be dependant upon the court that you are tried in. If you are tried in the magistrates' court the maximum fine is £5,000, however, in the crown court the fine is unlimited.