Action needed: UKHospitality warns the Government over unemployment and business rates

UKHospitality pushes for action on unemployment and business rates

By Georgina Townshend

UKHospitality (UKH) has warned the Government that it "must act" to lower costs for businesses or risk further joblessness and loss of vital hospitality businesses while calling for an overhaul in the system of discretionary business rates relief.

Don't take a gamble: What you need to know legally about gambling machines

Don't take a gamble with gambling machines

By Poppleston Allen

Alcohol-licensed premises can provide gaming machines to their customers if they benefit from an on-licence, they contain bar facilities for the sale and consumption of alcohol and there is no requirement that alcohol is only served with food.

Ban on exploitation: trade union Unite reveals the number of complaints about unpaid shift work has increased

Call for blanket ban on unpaid shift work

By Stuart Stone

MPs and lawyers have called for a wholesale ban on unpaid shift work after trade union Unite announced a sixfold increase in complaints over unpaid shifts over the past three years.

Spring Statement: UKHospitality and the BBPA react to Chancellor Philip Hammond's latest Spring Statement

Industry bodies react to Spring Statement 2018

By Stuart Stone

UKHospitality and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) have issued responses to measures announced in Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement on 13 March.

Take the strain: pub sector warned 2018 will be the toughest in a decade

Pubs face 'toughest year for over a decade'

By Georgina Townshend

The pub industry should treat recent figures released on Britain's managed pub sales with "very cautious optimism", says the managing director of procurement firm Regency Purchasing Group (RPG), and warns the sector faces "its toughest...

Support call: the BBPA has highlighted how 80% of pubs are classified as small businesses as part of its Government inquiry response

BBPA calls for more support for 'struggling' smaller pubs

By Georgina Townshend

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called for more support for pubs in response to the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee’s inquiry into small business and productivity.