Employment in pubs is at a five-year high, with staff on average paid more than the national living wage. However, the trade still struggles to fill vacancies and some workers can feel short-changed when it comes to salaries
The Conservative Government has pledged to initiate “the greatest expansion of workers’ rights” by any Tory leadership in history if the party wins next month’s general election, affecting pub employers large and small.
It has been another fast-paced 12 months for the dynamic New World Trading Company (NWTC), which saw the former Living Ventures-backed group acquired by Graphite Capital, open five new bars and record an excellent year-on-year profit increase of 63%.
Trade bodies for the hospitality sector have welcomed recommendations from the Low Pay Commission, which confirmed the abandonment of the £9 political figure for the national living wage (NLW) by 2020.
When the new national living wage was introduced by then Chancellor George Osborne back in April, there was a lot about the impact in the trade. So, six months on, what is the reality of the situation?
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) is calling on the Government to delay the Apprenticeship Levy and advising licensees to increase efficiencies in their labour ahead of the minimum wage increase next month (October).
She’s been in post since 2009, but for BBPA boss Brigid Simmonds there is no seven-year itch and still plenty of enthusiasm for a job which, at times, has seen her subjected to levels of abuse that would see most people ducking for cover. Mike Berry reports
The EU referendum was characterised by extreme promises, warnings and exaggerations from both the ‘remain’ and ‘leave’ camps. Now many in the industry are worried about will happen to the thousands of EU nationals that keep the sector running day in,...
Incoming prime minister Theresa May has been heavily involved in alcohol-related issues during her time as home secretary, and the industry is digesting if her appointment will be a good thing for pubs.
British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) chief executive Brigid Simmonds will set out the organisation's strategy to lobby the Government and help pubs and breweries boost income in the face of increasing costs.
The national living wage (NLW) has had a disproportionate impact on low-wage hospitality sectors and encouraged employers to offset costs by reducing overheads, according to a study from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).