All news articles for August 2021

Change needed: the FSB is the latest organisation to highlight the issues with the current business rates system (image: Getty/Rob Daly)

Federation of Small Businesses joins calls for business rates reform

By Michelle Perrett

Small firms should not be penalised with a higher business rates bill for greening their premises or improving staff wellbeing with new amenities, while childcare providers should be granted rates relief, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said...

Tension potential: 'pub companies should have good evidence that a decision to oppose renewal has been made independent of any code right a tenant may have'

The pubs code and statutory renewal

By Fiona Dickie - pubs code adjudicator

There are several ways in which the pubs code overlaps and intertwines with the provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act (LTA) 1954.

Recruitment news: politicians put more emphasis on the Real Living Wage

Real Living Wage: Best operators have ‘little to fear'

By Michelle Perrett

Increasing pressure on hospitality operators to pay the Real Living Wage (RLW) is likely to prove to be an irresistible force for those who want to employ the best staff, workforce management specialist Bizimply has predicted.

Top tips: Poppleston Allen has outlined how operators could deal with issues around noise (image: Getty/Muanpare wanpen)

Top tips on dealing with noise issues

By James Anderson, Poppleston Allen

It is time I think to revisit the issue of external areas of pub gardens and noise. Post-pandemic, are local people more appreciative of their local and more resigned to the odd burst of loud chatter from the garden, or have the months of closure led...

Online event: the webinar will look at how operators can deal with noise complaints from neighbours (image: Getty/SolStock)

Noises off?

By The Morning Advertiser

With the return to full trading following a disastrous year of shutdown and lockdown, many operators are experiencing an increased issue with regard to noise complaints from neighbours.