In this week’s news bites, we can’t help but get excited about a weekend of elite sporting action, give a nod to the Tips Bill and celebrate hospitality successes.
Super sporting weekend is a winner for pubs and takeaways
The summer of sport is definitely living up to all the hype. With England facing Ukraine on Saturday and British players, including marvellous Murray, in the Wimbledon singles draws, pubs, bars and take-aways are looking forward to a winning weekend too.
Other sporting action this weekend includes a British Lions rugby warm-up game in Johannesburg on Saturday, a one-day cricket international between England and Sri Lanka in Bristol and the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday, plus the eight and ninth stages of the Tour de France.
Staff to receive all tips if proposed law gets green light
It could become law for hospitality businesses to hand over all tips to staff after years of discussion. If passed the Tips Bill would stop employers making deductions from money left for their staff by customers and enable arrangements to be made about how tips are divided between staff.
Ask For Clive charity launches Pub Pride
A charity, which is looking to combat discrimination in the LGBTQ+ community and encourage venues to become safer and more inclusive spaces, has launched its first ever nationwide Pub Pride event. Ask For Clive is encouraging venues across the country to host Pride events on Friday July 23. Pubs looking to take part in Pub Pride 2021 are asked to buy kits for the event, which include rainbow flags and bunting, along with promotional assets and t-shirts for staff.
Brewdog sets its sights on pub in Bournemouth
Brewer, pub operator [and Food Alert client] BrewDog, has submitted plans to open a new pub in Bournemouth. Brewdog is hoping to convert an empty restaurant unit at the town’s premier mixed leisure facility, BH2. It said the site was an “ideal” location and that the business would “enhance the vitality and vibrancy” of the town centre. We’ll drink to that!