It all counts: how will the new legislation affect operators and staff?

Will reforms on gratuities tip the balance?

By Alice Leader

Tips have long been viewed as a top-up to a minimum wage, but the debate of who should actually receive the customer's gift – the operator or staff – has raged for a long time. New rules may, however, be about to change that.

Supermarket deals: Government releases timetable for change

Action on supermarket booze next Autumn

By John Harrington

The Government plans to overhaul licensing and ban below-cost alcohol sales by November 2011. A so-called Draft Structural Reform Plan from the Home...

McNamara: focus on the Home Office

'Keep knocking on Home Office door'

By John Harrington

The pub industry must keep "knocking on the door" of the Home Office to improve its perception in Government. That's the message from former BII...

Legal surgery

Legal surgery

Graeme Cushion answers more of your food legislation questions The new Corporate Manslaughter & Homicide Act takes effect from 6 April. The...

Supermarkets urged to follow Tesco's lead

Supermarkets urged to follow Tesco's lead

By Ewan Turney

Trade leaders have urged other supermarkets to follow Tesco's lead and ask the Government to legislate against cut price promotions. In an...