Restaurants ‘Taking Over High Streets’

Restaurants ‘Taking Over High Streets’

There’s been a lot in the news in recent months and years about the demise of the British high street. Stores are struggling and vacancy rates have reached their highest level in over four years, according to the latest data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC). In fact, the BRC figures from July revealed that national town centre vacancy rates hit 10.3 per cent in […]

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A Quick Guide To Allergens For Food Businesses

A Quick Guide To Allergens For Food Businesses

Any food business must make sure that it follows allergen information rules in order to protect its customers, as set out in the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation. This means that you must make sure all staff members are trained about allergens, so sending them on an allergen awareness for food manufacturing course or similar could prove very useful where compliance is concerned. Everyone […]

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A Quick Guide To First Aid

A Quick Guide To First Aid

It’s never a bad idea to learn a few first aid techniques, whether you want to be a registered first aider at work or just because you’d like to be more confident in your ability to cope in an emergency. For those keen to take on more responsibility at work, it may be a good idea to consider taking a CIEH first aid awareness course […]

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Diversify Your Bar Offerings With A Beer School!

Diversify Your Bar Offerings With A Beer School!

Consumers really are a very discerning bunch these days, wouldn’t you agree? It’s not enough for food and drink brands to simply serve up delicious food and some tasty drinks, and leave it at that… people are increasingly looking for experience-based offerings from the brands they choose to spend their money with and sooner or later, all companies will have to start doing so or […]

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Govt Calls For Fire Safety Feedback From Businesses

Govt Calls For Fire Safety Feedback From Businesses

The Home Office has issued a call for evidence from employers and business owners, asking for their views on fire safety in workplaces across England as part of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which ensures that fire safety in places like warehouses, offices, commercial venues and shops is fit for purpose. The order itself covers all non-domestic premises, as well as communally used […]

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What’s Trending In The World Of Alcohol Right Now?

What’s Trending In The World Of Alcohol Right Now?

As any foodie business will know, keeping up with all the latest trends in food and drink is an absolute must if you’re to keep your customers interested in what you’ve got going on, stopping them from going off to sample what the competition has to offer. No doubt you’ve all noticed the serious gin boom that has been going on over the last few […]

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What You Need To Know About COSHH

What You Need To Know About COSHH

COSHH – or the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health – is the legal requirement placed upon employers to ensure that hazardous substances are controlled. It’s vital that workers are prevented from exposure, or that this exposure is reduced as far as is practicable, by finding out what the hazards are, how harm to health can be prevented through the use of a risk assessment, […]

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How To Make The Most Of Appraisals

How To Make The Most Of Appraisals

For many managers and employees, appraisals can be treated as a tick-box exercise. They’re an annual meeting to work through and then forget about. But when they’re done correctly and actions are taken as a result of what’s said in an appraisal, they can be very valuable. A recent article for Real Business highlighted what you should be doing to make sure your appraisals go […]

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Employees Benefiting From Fastest Wage Rise In 10 Yrs

Employees Benefiting From Fastest Wage Rise In 10 Yrs

Having the right qualifications certainly helps people acquire jobs that are tailored to their skillset, and therefore, likely to pay them more. And the focus on educating young people in the UK and equipping them with the appropriate skills and certificates for their desired career seems to be providing dividends, as the government has revealed wages are increasing at a rapid speed. The Department for […]

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Guidance Published To Identify Gender Pay Gap Causes

Guidance Published To Identify Gender Pay Gap Causes

Businesses have been lent a helping hand by the government in the identification of the causes of the gender pay gap with the publication of two new pieces of guidance to assist them in working out why they have a pay gap and what they can do to cut it. The Government Equalities Office guidance provides companies with step-by-step advice to develop an effective action […]

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