Second session: the UK Hospitality Commission 2030 aims to bring bodies together to support the sector

UKHospitality: Government must 'step up' to support sector

By Stuart Stone

Trade body UKHospitality has called upon the Government to “step up” and support the hospitality industry at the second session of the UK Hospitality Commission 2030 on 12 June at the Houses of Parliament.

Crisis plan: Operators are advised to hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

Realities of a crisis management plan

By Poppleston Allen

Even the very best operators can have a serious incident of some description occur at their premises. This could be licensing related eg, a mass brawl or stabbing, or it could relate to another area of regulatory control such as health and safety or food...

Serious reaction: adhering to legislation that covers allergies is vitally important

Top operator restores confidence after nut allergy mistake

By Claire Churchard

A customer with a severe nut allergy was recently served nuts at the Oxford branch of the Alchemist despite telling the waiting staff about her allergy and being told specifically that the meal she was ordering did not contain nuts.

Controversial advice: MPs are to hear from Paul Newby and Fiona Dickie

Above the law?: Pubcos v PCA

By Claire Churchard

A row is brewing over advice published by the pubs code adjudicator in March with pubcos threatening potential legal action.

Pay up: the Low Pay Commission has been urged to 'take caution' when increasing statutory wage rates

BBPA urges restraint on minimum wage increases

By Claire Churchard

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has urged the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to “take caution in increasing all statutory wage rates in April 2019” as pubs face a tough trading period.

Evidence sought: MP Rachel Reeves says since the PCA's office was founded, pubs are still closing on a weekly basis

PCA inquiry session: BEIS committee calls for evidence

By Claire Churchard

A one-off evidence session into whether the pubs code is working will be held by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee on 26 June 2018 with pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby and his deputy Fiona Dickie.