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Monthly Archives: May 2017

How Loud is Too Loud: Noise in Your Establishment


The ‘noisy bar’ debate isn’t new – the age old debate of club versus pub, sports bar versus restaurant; across the industry, opinions of the ‘appropriate’ level of noise for any establishment are rarely the same. But what’s appropriate isn’t the only thing to factor in when adjusting your volume dial.

The first thing to consider is the overall feel of your bar, …

What is MGD?

MGD stands for Machine Games Duty. It is a tax that came into force on 1st February 2013 and replaced the Amusement Machine Licence Duty and the payment of output tax on machine income.
How is it Calculated?
MGD is calculated on the gross takings of the machine at different rates. The three current rates are:

Machine Type
Cost to play
Rate you pay

Type 1 – lower rate
20 pence or less
£10 or less

Type 2 …

Automatic Enrollment, Staging Dates

Auto enrollment –Does that make you to stop and think! Why? Should I? How?
Well, don’t worry! Here are few of your questions answered.

Why Auto enrolment?

Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put staff who are earning over £ 10000 per year and aged 22 or over into a pension scheme and contribute towards it.


What is staging Date?

The staging date is the first date that an employer must comply with the …

  • Posted: May 2, 2017
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