Legislation

High street 'bloodbath': a worst-case scenario predicts the loss of up to 625,000 jobs if business tax isn't sorted

Budget puts 625,000 hospitality jobs at risk

By Nicholas Robinson

More than half-a-million hospitality jobs will be at risk if the Government doesn’t take urgent action on business taxation, UKHospitality has cautioned.

Cut out: the ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds would come into force between October 2019 and October 2020

Plastic straws could be banned by October 2019

By Nikkie Sutton

Single-use plastic straws and stirrers could be banned as early as October next year, after Environment Secretary Michael Gove launched a consultation into scrapping the items today (22 October).

Precedent set: Thomas Edwards of Fladgate says we are likely to see more enforcement action on fake reviews

Fighting back against paid review fraud

By Stuart Stone

Thomas Edwards of law firm Fladgate examines what the court ruling on fake TripAdvisor reviews in Italy could mean for the hospitality sector in the UK.

Euro block: European Union regulations have prevented a quarter of pubs eligible for Philip Hammond's discounted business rates from claiming support

EU rules prevent Government support to 7,000 pubs

By Stuart Stone

A quarter of pubs eligible for Government aid have missed out on assistance as a result of European Union rules governing state aid, according to figures from Altus Group.

High street saviour: a varied night-time economy could help 'the beleaguered high street'

Pubs, bars and restaurants 'will save the high street'

By Stuart Stone

A new study by the Local Government Information Unit and the Portman Group has revealed that 92% of councils believe that the night-time economy can prevent the decline of high street retail.