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01 Jul 2021

Covid 19 - Furlough Reduction from 1st July

From today employers with staff on furlough have to contribute 10% of the 80% of wages staff receive whist on furlough.The scheme is to be completely wound down  by the end of September.This was a timescale set out when all restrictions w...

30 Jun 2021

Newcastle Taco Bell wins 5am licensing hours appeal

A Taco Bell restaurant in Newcastle, Grainger Street, has won a Licensing Appeal now allowing the venue to provide eat-in and click and collect services until 3am and delivery until 5am. This is a great addition to Newcastle’s late-night eco...

25 Jun 2021

Employed or self-employed @ Delieveroo

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that riders for food delivery firm Deliveroo are self-employed, dismissing the IWGB union appeal against past judgments on their status. The Court of Appeal verdict in favour of self-employment was unanimous among...

25 Jun 2021

Restrictions on Advertising of HFSS (High Fat Salt and Sugar) Products

Yesterday the Government announced new rules on advertising unhealthy foods online and before 9pm on TV across the UK as part of the program to reduce child obesity .Regulations will come into force at the end of next year to introduce a 9p...

25 Jun 2021

Scotland - Euros - Scotland out but let the party continue

The Scottish executive has written to the Hospitality Trade Sector bodies to confirm a dispensation against the curfew times to stay open later to show European Championship matches that go to extra-time.Venues in council areas under level 2 of ...

23 Jun 2021

Covid 19 - England Guidance updates

As a result of the delay in transition to Step 4, various documents of guidance issued in the past by the Government have become slightly out of date or wrong.Updates are starting to arrive and the key ones issued so far for hospitality are as f...