Legislation

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.

Action on gaming machines: The BBPA says a 'clearer focus on deregulation' is needed to reduce the burden on pubs

Industry bodies respond to betting stake cut

By Stuart Stone

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) and UKHospitality have responded to the decision to cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds gambling machines to £2.

Beneficial: Club Soda's Laura Willoughby believes a change in legislation is a

Club Soda challenges MP to drink five 0.5% ABV beers then drive

By James Beeson

The mindful drinking organisation issued its challenge to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care, Steve Brine, after submitting its response to the Government's consultation on no and low-alcohol description