Legislation

Planetary crisis: regulations will help halt plastic wastage

Pubs' role in tackling 'planetary crisis' of plastic waste

By Georgina Townshend

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has called on the Government to introduce strict regulations for all public premises that serve food or drink to cut down on plastic wastage and to provide free drinking water on request.

EU exit: employee rights could change after Brexit

Changes to employee rights on cards after Brexit

By Claire Churchard

EU rules that protect employee holidays, ensure regular rest breaks and limit excessive overtime could be scrapped by ministers after Brexit, according to reports.

Concerns raised: Trade bodies and pubcos have said they are worried the handbook could 'create another level of complexity'

Concern raised over PCA's compliance handbook

By Georgina Townshend

While the pubs code adjudicator's recently published handbook for pub-owning businesses has largely been welcomed, there are worries it could "create another level of complexity, in addition to the existing code".

Positive measures: the ALMR has welcomed Sadiq Khan's business rates proposals

ALMR welcomes proposals to reform business rates

By Georgina Townshend

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has embraced business rates reform schemes from both the Scottish Finance Minister and the London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Challenges upheld: four out of 12 challenges made against Newby by licensees have been upheld

PCA has complaints against him upheld by CIArb

By Stuart Stone

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) has upheld several challenges made by pub licensees against a member of its group and pubs code adjudicator Paul Newby.

Big challenges: industry experts will be grilled on the impact of Brexit on the food and drink sector

JDW and ALMR to be quizzed over Brexit food and drink inquiry

By Georgina Townshend

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has published evidence submissions from industry insiders and trade bodies for the Brexit and the implications for UK business: processed food and drink inquiry.