Our blog on the latest issues in the hospitality sector.
The evolution of hotels
November 6, 2019
On 29 October EP Magazine hosted a conference in London in collaboration with Bird & Bird, HVS and EHMA on the future evolution of services within hotels.
The Rise of the Food Hall
October 31, 2019
The number of new Food Halls opening in the UK has risen dramatically in the past few years, especially within larger cities such as London and Liverpool.
Productivity in hospitality
October 7, 2019
There is increased discussion in the hospitality industry around productivity, and how boosting this is an important strategy in the growth of the business.
Changes to the VAT treatment of deposits
July 16, 2019
Following judgements of the European Court of Justice, HMRC has changed the way VAT applies to cancellations, effective from 1 March 2019.
The evolution of VAT reviews in the hospitality sector
July 11, 2019
Roll back 20 years or so and HMRC had a variety of checks to ensure largely cash businesses in the hospitality sector were accounting for the correct amount of VAT.
What does the future hold for our high streets?
June 24, 2019
Whether it is down to rent, rates and salary increases, Brexit uncertainty or the shift to online buying, the amount of high street closures has been staggering. What sort of industry is filling these vacant units and who is surviving these challenging times?
Will Pizza Express be another casual dining sector casualty?
June 14, 2019
Speculation has been growing about the future of Pizza Express - could it be another casualty in the casual dining sector?
We’re all “foodies” now
June 5, 2019
In terms of the choice of food and drink, and the array of establishments serving it (from delivery to fast food, from casual dining to fine dining) we are light years away from where we were even a decade ago.
Brexit and the hospitality sector – food and drink
March 12, 2019
With less than a month to go before 29 March, the question is: are businesses within the hospitality industry ready to face the Brexit tidal wave?
Brexit and the hospitality sector – people
March 12, 2019
Leading economists warn that Britain risks a “no-deal” recession so severe that it sends shockwaves across Europe and beyond. SMEs (including many hospitality businesses) would be among the worst affected, with a resulting impact on the costs of food and drink, as well as the people working within the industry.