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Holding Temperature For Hot Food

Cooking food to the correct temperature is critical to reduce the amount of bacteria in the food before being consumed.

Is PAT testing a legal requirement?

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 says that your electrical equipment must be maintained properly. This includes all the portable appliances which are used on site.

Food Allergy Trial Launched

The parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, the teenager who died from an allergic reaction to a Pret baguette, have set up a clinical trial in order to “make food allergies history”.

Should landlords be ‘forced’ to rent out vacant shops?

According to articles published in The Mail and The Times this week, commercial landlords could be ‘forced’ to rent out vacant shops which have been empty for longer than six months under new government plans aimed at revitalising struggling high streets.

Rent Moratorium and The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022

Currently there’s an estimated £7.5bn in rent arrears due to landlords across the commercial real estate sector. The lease forfeiture moratorium, which protected commercial businesses from eviction during the pandemic, has now expired

Sick pay and unvaccinated employees

It’s fair to say that the Omicron variant has taken the EU by storm, resulting in major staffing shortages across the UK and hospitality in particular. H0w will your business manage sick pay for unvaccinated employees?

Extra bank holiday in 2022 – Staff entitlement

To commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, there are changes to the usual bank holidays in 2022 and there is also an additional bank holiday on Friday 3rd June 2022. So the question for your HR Manager is – are employees entitled to an extra day of holiday in 2022. 

Blue Monday 2021

Blue Monday is actually a PR stunt. In fact, it was originally dreamed up back in 2005 by a travel company as a way to sell more holidays.