Industry News

08 May 2018

“Protecting your business?” £5,000 fine for failing to display Food Hygiene Ratings

A recent case at Cardiff Magistrates Court, in which a business owner was fined £5,000, highlights the obligations businesses have to display their food hygiene ratings, in Wales and Northern Ireland. The case surrounded a restaurant ...

02 May 2018

Portman Group - Code of Practice review

The Portman Group (the responsibility body for drinks producers in the UK) has announced the fifth major review of its Code of Practice to future proof the framework that governs alcohol marketing in the UK.Some of the key issues being raised in...

26 Apr 2018

UK Hospitality sets out its Election Manifesto to councils ahead of Local May 3rd elections.

UK Hospitality the trade body representing over 65,000 in the sector, including pubs, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and more,  has set out its recommendations to Councils  ahead of the Local Elections on May 3rd.A selection of the m...

25 Apr 2018

Changes to Cumulative Impact Areas

The concept of Cumulative Impact Areas has been around for many years. In brief, they were often brought in by licensing authorities through their licensing policies where there was evidence to show that the number or density of licensed premises ...

03 Apr 2018

Scotland: Licensing immigration changes

The draft Immigration (Alcohol Licensing and Late Hours Catering) (Scotland) Regulations 2018 has now been issued and will come into force 21 days after they are made, a date which itself is yet to be determined.Material changes to the Lice...

29 Mar 2018

Soft Drinks Industry Levy - 6th April 2018

On the 6th April 2018 the new soft drinks industry levy will take effect.Drinks which will be effected include drinks which meet the following conditions:it has a content of 1.2% alcohol by volume or lessit’s either ready to drink, o...