Day: 6 December 2018

The Changing Nature of Gambling Regulations in the UK

The United Kingdom is home to some of the most liberal gambling regulations in the world. All gambling licensing and regulation falls under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC), which is the authority responsible for overseeing all gambling-related activity. 2018 has seen a slew of amendments and ...

Beaufort Bar at The Savoy Only The Finest Cocktail

Bar of the Week: Beaufort Bar at The Savoy Hotel

In the bowels of the Savoy Hotel, the Beaufort Bar has become renowned for its glorious, regularly changing drinks menus. Celebrating the hotel bar’s theatrical history, a new menu – ‘Music, Magic & Drama’ – has recently launched. Seeking to distinguish the Beaufort Bar from the world-famous American Bar, the ...

Wine of the Week: Le Faite Blanc Saint Mont 2013

Wine of the Week: Le Faite Blanc Saint Mont 2013

The first thing that strikes you about Le Faîte is its intriguing label. A wooden tag hangs from a wax seal in a nod to the winegrowers of the past who kept their wines under the clay soil and would mark the bottles in order to identify them as such. ...

Kris Kringle refused entry at UK border under hostile environment policy

Kris Kringle refused entry at UK border under hostile environment policy

Millions of British children are set to endure a present-less Christmas after Kris Kringle was refused entry at the UK border under Theresa May’s hostile environment policy. Arrivals from Lapland face increased scrutiny as the UK cracks down on freedom of movement from countries within the Schengen agreement. It is ...

What Are the Risks of Currency Fluctuation to Businesses?

The pound is shackled by Brexit

The pound is shackled by Brexit drama, is locked in a holding pattern, and nothing is currently priced in, warns the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. The warning from Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of deVere Group, comes as sterling remains vulnerable to ...

UK business travel trends and news

UK ‘golden visa’ scheme to be suspended over corruption fears

The global super-rich hoping to live and invest in the UK will face new visa restrictions as part of Home Office reforms designed to tackle organised crime and money laundering. It will be suspended from Friday until new rules are put in place in 2019. Responding to the government’s imminent ...

The Devlin, Ranelagh, Dublin: hotel review

What timing, that as Dublin’s accommodation shortage rolls on and keeps hotel prices in the city centre high, the leafy neighbourhood of Ranelagh has found its own centre of gravity. It has a vibe similar to Notting Hill, with some of Dublin’s better restaurants and bars and a young, slightly-posh ...