• Living wage debate dominates budget

    GEORGE OSBORNE used the first Conservative budget in 20 years to introduce a new national living wage. Starting next April at £7.20, it will rise to £9 by 2020. Osborne said companies should be able to afford the cost of… Read More

  • Hospitality sector enjoys budget boost

    CHANCELLOR GEORGE Osborne has announced plans to allow farmers to average out their income across five years in a measure that could amount to a tax saving of £100 million.                    … Read More

  • Team up to beat the energy price squeeze

    THIS YEAR’S budget did little to help caterers struggling with rising bills but the industry can group together to get a better deal, writes Jonathan Senior.                   There’s no doubt that the… Read More