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Friday Five: the week's top news

By Sophie Witts

From the 2018 Michelin Bib Gourmand winners to a new strategy to tackling the chef shortage, we round-up the top stories you might have missed this week.

Restaurant industry issues warning over immigration caps

Restaurants warn immigration cap could stall growth

By Sophie Witts

Conservative party plans to reduce immigration to the ‘tens of thousands’ could put the brakes on the growth of the UK's restaurant sector, the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has warned.

Barista visas 'won't solve hospitality staffing crisis'

Barista visas 'won't solve hospitality staffing crisis'

By Sophie Witts

Introducing short-term ‘barista visas’ for EU migrants would only worsen the long-term staffing crisis in the UK’s restaurants, pubs and cafes, hospitality recruiter The Change Group has warned.

UberEATS to expand restaurant delivery in the UK

Uber to expand UK restaurant delivery service

By Sophie Witts

Uber is to expand its restaurant delivery service to more than 40 locations across the UK as it looks to ramp up its challenge to rivals such as Deliveroo.

Hospitality industry faces uncertain future for EU staff

Uncertain future for hospitality industry's EU staff

By Sophie Witts

EU nationals working in the UK’s restaurants, pubs and hotels have been thrown in to limbo after MPs passed the Brexit bill on Monday, leaving the government free to kick start the process of the UK leaving the EU.

David Davis: EU workers safe in UK after Brexit

UK won't 'shut the door' on EU workers

By Sophie Witts

Brexit secretary David Davis has offered further hope to the hospitality industry by claiming the UK is not about to ‘shut the door’ on EU workers.

Restaurant business rates capped in Scotland

Restaurant business rates capped in Scotland

By Sophie Witts

The Scottish finance minister has announced a cap on business rates for hospitality companies following warnings that the sector could be crippled by rising fees.

Mandatory Scores on the Doors will affect thousands of businesses

Mandatory Scores on the Doors will affect 43,000 businesses

By Stefan Chomka

More than 43,000 restaurants and catering businesses across England could be affected when a law to make it compulsory for places that serve or sell food to display their food hygiene rating comes into force in 2019.

Malmaison Hotel du Vin to open in York

Malmaison Hotel du Vin to open in York

By Hannah Thompson

Boutique hotel group Malmaison Hotel du Vin is to open a 160-bedroom hotel at Yorkshire House in York after receiving planning permission for its multi-million pound renovation proposal.

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