Eat out to help out

Eat out to help out

Wednesday saw two big announcements for the hospitality sector in the UK. Firstly a cut in VAT from 20% to 5% on eat-in and takeaway food and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as the launch of a new scheme, ‘Eat Out to Help Out’. Following similar initiatives...
Time to scrap service charge?

Time to scrap service charge?

Whilst devastating to see so many cafes and restaurants closed during lockdown, this time appears to have given some a new perspective on key parts of their business. Several UK restaurants have reopened with new pay rates and tipping processes. Whilst low pay is...
EU has “no time to lose” on food waste, says WRAP

EU has “no time to lose” on food waste, says WRAP

Food waste is estimated to cost the EU €143 billion per year and is responsible for 15% of all GHG emissions associated with the food supply chain. Following the recent publication of the EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy, WRAP and WWF have published a report detailing...
Top tips for re-opening right

Top tips for re-opening right

Restaurants, pubs and café’s in England now have a firm re-opening date (8 days away, not that we’re counting) and the UK Government has now published detailed guidance of how to re-open safely. Here The SRA have pulled out 10 of the most important points...