Legislation

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.

Inaugural review: Kelly Tolhurst (right) revealed the first statutory review of the pubs code and its adjudicator on 30 April

Government launches first pubs code review

By Stuart Stone

Small business minister Kelly Tolhurst MP has revealed that the Government has launched its first statutory review of the pubs code and pubs code adjudicator.

Miund the gap: pubco gender pay gap revealed

Spotlight

The pubco gender pay gap

By Emily Hawkins

Companies published their gender pay statistics this month, revealing many pubcos have narrowed their gaps, albeit by incremental percentages. Here’s what employers can do to ensure women can advance in the sector.

Strong responses to PCA: Brigid Simmonds of the BBPA and Greg Mulholland of the British Pub Confederation

PCA waste guidance ‘may confuse rather than help publicans’

By Stuart Stone

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and British Pub Confederation have responded to new pubs code adjudicator (PCA) guidance designed to offer tenants greater clarity on waste and on beer and cider duty during rent negotiations.

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