This week we prepare for Natasha’s Law, consider the cost of no shows to hospitality businesses, offer a reminder about an industry awareness day and start dreaming of next year’s summer holiday…

8 in 10 businesses not prepared for Natasha’s Law

It’s been a torrid time for hospitality, so it comes as no surprise that the majority of food businesses are unprepared for changes to allergen legislation with the introduction of Natasha’s Law next month [October].  Henry Dimbleby MBE, author of the National Food Strategy said: “Natasha’s Law represents a hugely positive, yet complex transformation for the food sector, one fraught with risk. It is worrying that the awareness of the changes is inconsistent, but not particularly surprising after everything the sector has had thrown at it over the last 18 months.”

If you need help preparing for Natasha’s Law our free guide is full of top tips and check lists and can be downloaded here.


No shows costing hospitality billions in lost revenue

This week we have been getting behind our friends at Zonal and UK Hospitality supporting their #ShowUpForHospitality campaign.   Data from Zonal’s GO Technology report suggests that no shows is costing pubs and restaurants £17.6bn a year.


National Hospitality Day 2021 – the industry needs you

As we wave goodbye to summer and reminisce about staycations in local hotels, enjoying a refreshing pint in a pub garden and meeting up with friends in our favourite bar or restaurant, industry leaders are looking to make sure we continue to support hospitality businesses as winter draws in with a special day of recognition.  National Hospitality Day on Saturday 18 September is a combined project between charities Hospitality Action, The Drinks Trust, Springboard and Licensed Trade Charity – and we for one, will be actively lending our support!


National Geographic Traveller (UK) Hotel Awards 2021: 39 of the world’s best new hotels

Already thinking of next year’s summer holiday? This list of the world’s best new hotels compiled by National Geographic might be a good source of inspiration – from best urban to country house hotels and from desert island escapes to wellness retreats.  Now where to go next…?







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