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ALMR: The European hospitality industry calls for long-term low VAT
30 May 17
The ALMR and HOTREC have together released a report that highlights the benefits of low VAT on job creation and competitiveness in the EU.
ALMR welcomes sector support but warns on wage costs
23 May 17
The ALMR has welcomed pledges to reform business rates, but warned about increasing wage costs for employers.
Just Eat faces investigation over Hungryhouse takeover
16 May 17
The online takeaway company could be investigated by the UK competition watchdog.
McDonald's UK rolls out fixed hours contracts
3 May 17
Employees now can choose between flexible or fixed contracts with minimum guaranteed hours.
Government urges restaurants to apply for business rates relief
2 May 17
A fund has been set up to aid companies hit with rising business costs.
CMA mulls over Just Eat-Hungryhouse tie-up
14 Mar 17
The UK Competition & Markets Authority is inviting comments from any interested party.
David Davis: UK will not 'shut the door' on EU workers
28 Feb 17
The Brexit secretary declared that the UK is still open for EU workers.
Government vows to aid industry over rising business rates
28 Feb 17
The government made a promise to help restaurants, pubs, and hotels facing climbing business rates.
High street chains urge Chancellor to curb rising business rates
14 Feb 17
Brands such as Pizza Express, and Greene King asked Chancellor Philip Hammond to curb the rising business rates.
Restaurant bosses in warning over 'crippling' rate rises and Brexit effect
20 Dec 16
Chains are demanding ease from soaring business rates, taxes and the weak pound.
Pret A Manger wins in TM suit at Europe's highest court
14 Dec 16
According to an article by WIPR, the chain succeeded in a trademark claim at Europe’s highest court.
5p coffee cup levy ditched by the environment minister
8 Nov 16
Coffee chains are trusted to cut waste themselves, he said.
Restaurants that serve big puddings to be named and shamed by Government
11 Oct 16
The government is shaming restaurants for contributing to obesity.
Change Group: 'Make Brexit a plus for hospitality'
19 Jul 16
Hospitality recruiter The Change Group outlined a seven-point plan for the new UK prime minister, Theresa May, to support continued growth in...
U.S judge gives class action lawsuit against Starbucks the go-ahead
22 Jun 16
According to the Daily Mail, a United States federal judge allowed customers to pursue a lawsuit accusing the coffee chain of underfilling their...
Coca-Cola slams sugar tax
31 May 16
Jon Woods, General Manager of Coca-Cola Great Britain and Ireland, released a blog post on the official Coca-Cola website, pointing out that...
New Loo Ruling that Could Have Big Implications for the QSR Market
24 May 16
According to a story by the Guardian, a new legal ruling which states that coffee shops and fast food outlets with fewer than 10 seats must now...
Government takes action on tipping practices to secure a fair deal for workers
10 May 16
New plans to end unfair tipping practices and increase transparency for consumers and employees were announced today (2 May 2016) by the Business...
Starbucks US recommends shareholders reject ‘Mini-Tender’ offer
10 May 16
The coffee chain brand announced that it received notice of an unsolicited “mini-tender” offer by TRC Capital Corporation to purchase...
Domino’s Pizza could be hit with retrospective tax
5 Apr 16
According to a story by City A.M., Domino’s Pizza warned that it could be slapped with a retrospective tax bill related to past bonus...
Pret A Manger raises coffee prices as new national living wage comes into effect
5 Apr 16
Pret increased the price of its coffee, after the introduction of the national living wage, which saw basic pay rise from £6.70 to £7....
Foodservice Packaging Association weighs in on disposable coffee cups issue
22 Mar 16
The association issued the following response to the controversy surrounding paper cup recyclability.
Sugar tax will be introduced in the UK in 2018
22 Mar 16
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced in the Budget that a tax on sugary soft drinks will take effect in 2018 to tackle childhood...
Government backtracks, rejects coffee cup tax
22 Mar 16
According to a story by the Telegraph, the government said that it has "no plans" to tax coffee cups after Rory Stewart, the environment...
Burger King loses bid to sell alcohol at two locations
23 Feb 16
According to the Evening Standard, Burger King has lost its bid to sell beer at two of London’s rail stations, after strong opposition from...
Mayor of London announces healthy takeaway revolution
16 Feb 16
500 fast-food takeaways in the capital have signed up to an initiative that encourages them to sell healthier food, the Mayor of London announced...
Burger King files complaint against Supermac
2 Feb 16
According to a story by the Irish Independent, Burger King has made a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) over an...
Japanese Plan to Combat Bad Sushi in UK Restaurants
26 Jan 16
According to a story by the Telegraph, Japan will be setting up a new certification system for overseas chefs with the aim of improving the sushi...
Jeremy Paxman warns UK at litter ‘tipping point’
26 Jan 16
Jeremy Paxman, speaking in Solihull at the FPA annual Environment Seminar, called on the whole supply chain to take action to tackle the UK’...
NHS England 'to impose 20% sugar tax' in hospital cafes
19 Jan 16
According to a story by BBC citing a Guardian newspaper report, the NHS will be imposing its own "sugar tax" in hospitals and health...
McDonald's faces competition complaints in Europe
19 Jan 16
According to a story by BBC, the fast food giant has been accused of abusing its market power by imposing unfair and restrictive contracts on...
Momofuku Chef David Chang accuses Starbucks of copying his recipes
15 Dec 15
According to an article by People, the Momofuku chef is accusing Starbucks of copying recipes from his restaurant group’s sister bakery...
The British Sandwich Association issues warning over new FSA 'Use-by' Date guidelines
1 Dec 15
The group warned the food service industry over how they handle ingredients and products with ‘use-by...
PAUL adopts national living wage
3 Nov 15
In advance of the introduction of the mandatory National Living Wage next April, the bakery and café...
Public Health England report outlines key policies to reduce sugar consumption
27 Oct 15
A report by government advisory group Public Health England lists down policies that need to be taken to reduce the UK's consumption of sugar...
McDonald's admits to £133 million accounting mistake
20 Oct 15
A story published by the Mirror reported that the fast-food giant admitted to an accounting blunder in its UK published accounts for 2013.
Square Pie in legal battle with Eat Square
13 Oct 15
Square Pie accused the brand Eat Square of breaching its intellectual property rights.
FPA exec warns of carrier bag confusion
6 Oct 15
Martin Kersh, Executive Director of the Foodservice Packaging Association, reminded consumers of the introduction of the carrier bag charge in...
Is there cheese and ham in your cheese and ham pizza?
8 Sep 15
A story by the Daily Mail reported that as much as two-thirds of High Street takeaway cheese and ham pizzas didn't actually contain either of...
Business Secretary launches investigation into abuse of tipping
1 Sep 15
Sajid Javid is looking into reports of fast food chains withholding tips from staff.
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