B&B Legislation Checklist
Use this checklist, to determine which pieces of legislation applies to your Bed And Breakfast
Applies To My B&B Legislation
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Applies to any sized service provider and ensures the disabled customer receives the same (or better) level of service that the able guest.
Fire Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) Applied to any sized B&B and requires that you carry out a Fire Risk Assessment of your premises (Replaces the Fire Certificate you may have previously held)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 If you offer food to the general public you are required to register with your Local Authority. Which will most likely require you to produce a:
National Minimum Wages If you employ anybody if only for 1 hour a week you need to comply. School children working in the summer holidays are included
Working Time Regulations If you employ anybody and ask him or her to work more that 48 hours a week or unusual shift patterns you need to comply.
Paternity & Maternity Leave If you employ anybody you are obliged to allow time off for new parents.
Part Time Workers If you employ full time and part time workers you will need to ensure that the part time workers are not disadvantaged compared to your full time employees.
Insurance Public Liability Insurance is very sensible and mandatory if you are Quality Assessed. If you employ anybody you will need Employers Liability Insurance. (A recent break means that if only husband and wife work in the business no Employers Liability Insurance is required.)
Employees Right (Discrimination) If you employ then staff you cannot discriminate against them.
Value Added Tax Earn more than the current Value Added Tax threshold and you will have to charge (and reclaim) VAT.
Income Tax If you earn money you naturally have to pay tax.
Style Of Operation Will you be a Sole Trader, a Limited Company, Limited Liability Partnership or a Partnership? Once you have decided you will need to advices the Inland Revenue:
Premises License If you intend to have a Liquor License, your premises will need licensing
Personal License You will also need to be licensed personally.
TV License If you a TV (s) in your premises for guest use you need to have a license. One standard license cover up to 15 TVs
Waste Producer License Your need to advise your Local Authority you are a commercial waste producer. You need to complete a form and of course pay for your refuse collection
Performing Rights Society PRS If you play music, e.g. a radio, in your premises your will need a PRS License
Phonographic Performance Limited PPL If play 'recorded music' e.g. Tapes, Cds, Records (Vinyl) or other means of playing back recordings including the Internet
DATA Protection If you keep records on you PC you might be required to register for Data Protection. If you buy and sell lists of names and addresses for mail shots you will need to register
Trading Standards If you make a statement in you brochure, menu or your tariff you need to make sure its true. 5 minutes from the beach means 5 minutes from the beach not for an Olympic sprinter though!