Legislation

Security: who is policing the streets?

How much do pub staff police the streets?

By Robert Mann

Operators, especially those with multiple sites, are spending big to ensure customer safety, on door staff as well as CCTV focusing on the streets outside. With police funding under constant pressure, who is really policing our streets?

Stay out of hot water: solicitor firms Corclaim and Poppelston Allen outline how to avoid legal breaches

Avoid these five legal breaches

By Emily Hawkins

Regularly selling alcohol to underage customers and illegally employing workers practices are among the most problematic situations for site operators that can land them in prison, according to expert licensing solicitors.

Happy Birthday: UK Hospitality celebrates one year in

UK Hospitality bangs battle drum louder one year in

By Nicholas Robinson

Following its creation last year, UK Hospitality has pledged to fight harder than ever for the trade as chief executive Kate Nicholls outlines the industry’s strengths in an anniversary statement.

Change of approach: the Government is considering moving away from a salary threshold for EU workers moving to the UK

Move to axe EU migrant salary threshold welcomed

By Emily Hawkins

Reports that the Government will look to move away from a £30,000 salary threshold for EU workers moving to the UK in future policy have been welcomed by hospitality trade bodies.

Final straw: a ban on single-use plastics will still allow pubs and bars to provide plastic straws to disabled customers

Pubs ‘exempt’ from ban on plastic straws

By Stuart Stone

Environment secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that a ban on single-use plastic coming into force in April 2020 will still allow pubs and bars to provide plastic straws to disabled customers on request.

Lack of understanding: Southwark and Redbridge borough councils are considering introducing late-night levies

Late-night levies branded ‘a complete misstep’

By Stuart Stone

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and UKHospitality (UKH) have slammed the possible introduction of late-night levies in response to consultations by Southwark and Redbridge borough councils.