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Event Catering

The backbone of the Mobile Catering industry


Event Catering is the core element of the Mobile Catering industry. It has changed significantly over the years due to changing demand from both organisers and consumers. The result? Higher quality food and a more varied choice on offer.


Whether you want to start your own event business, already operate one or are looking to hire a caterer for your own event, you'll find everything you need right here.


Event catering work - how to find it

You can't make your business successful unless you have somewhere to work and the means to work profitably. > Explore your options


Start your own event catering business

An Event Catering business is a great way to start your own enterprise. Find out what you need to know in our 'Starting Up' area.
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Find an event caterer for your event

We have hundreds of caterers who can trade safely and legally at your event. Finding the right one is easy. > Find out how


Event catering legal checklist

Everything you need to know about operating your catering business within the boundaries of the law. Operating safely and legally is not optional.
> Find out what you need to do


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Help shape the Event Catering industry by filling out a very short survey. We're interested in what your experiences are and how you think the industry can be improved. It will help us target our campaigns to Governments, EHOs, Organisers and other traders. Your experience is valuable to us.


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Caterer Profiles

Interviews with successful Event Caterers.

Catering Quarterly (The NCASS industry magazine) includes a 'featured caterers' section in each issue called 'Caterer Profile'. Read the advice of successful Event Caterers...

Chapati Man

Chapati Man

Featured in: Issue 20
> Read article

Real Meat Sausage Co

Real Meat Sausage Co.

Featured in: Issue 22
> Read article



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Work opportunities, legal documents, essential and invaluable advice, training codes, cashback and lots more are the name of the game here at NCASS HQ. And with prices starting from just £20.25 per month, why not become the latest member of the NCASS Family? Maximise the profitability of your food business with NCASS membership. > Find out more

Want to talk about membership? Call 0121 603 2524

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Holiday entitlement for workers

by User Not Found | Feb 26, 2019
NCASS members can access specialist business support inclusive of their membership package.

With a majority of businesses resetting holiday entitlement in January, and staff beginning to book their 2019 breaks, it is worth taking a look at annual leave entitlement and understanding the rules to avoid any risk of disputes.

Generally speaking, there is no requirement for employers to offer paid leave for public holidays, yet there remains a lot of confusion around public holidays and pay. To provide clarity on the matter, Croner – the Nationwide Caterers Association’s trusted HR and employment law partner – explain UK bank holiday entitlements for different contract types below.

Bank Holiday Entitlement for Full-time Workers

UK bank holiday entitlement for full-time members of staff is dependent on the type of contract. Legally, individuals have 28 days or 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year. 

This entitlement does not have to include bank holidays, and paid leave for bank holidays is entirely at the discretion of the employer.

Bank Holiday Entitlement for Part-time Workers

Like full-time employees, part-time workers have no statutory right to bank holidays as paid leave. It's important to ensure parity between the two.

What’s most important is that you treat full-time workers and part-time workers equally. So if you allow one to have paid leave, so should the other.

Pro Rata Bank Holiday Entitlement

In a similar vein, you should not treat pro rata employees any more or less favourably than part time, or full time, workers.

The challenge with pro-rata staff members comes when they're working irregular hours.

There is no set formula for this, as long as you treat them equally and fairly, and have a policy set out in the employee contracts and handbook, you minimise any risk.

Bank Holiday Entitlement when off Sick

If a member of your team has bank holidays off as part of their entitled annual leave and is then sick on a public holiday, you should allow the employee to take the annual leave at a later time.

However, if the staff member has time off in addition to their entitled annual leave, and is then sick, what happens is dependent on the terms of their contract.

It isn’t unheard of for employees to feign illness when they are not entitled to paid leave. If you believe they're lying about their illness, you need to conduct a formal investigation and follow disciplinary procedure if necessary.

Making false accusations, or outright refusing to pay the employee SSP (if they’re entitled to it) is likely to result in a constructive dismissal claim.

Bank Holiday Entitlement on Maternity Leave

The first and most important to thing you need to consider when assessing holiday entitlement for an employee on maternity leave is this:

Current UK law entitles any individual on maternity leave to all the terms and conditions she normally has during the period she is absent from work.

You need to return to the staff member's contract for a conclusive answer. Are they normally entitled to paid public holidays?

If the answer is yes, then you should include those days in the employee’s entitlement.

If the answer is no, then you shouldn’t include those days as part of their annual leave. And they won’t accrue them during their time off on maternity leave.

Expert Advice

NCASS members have access to expert business support and specialist advice from Croner.

Get in touch with your Account Manager for more information.

Not yet a member of NCASS? Visit our membership pages here.




MEMBERSHIP
 
Join the Nationwide Caterers Association for just
£20.25 p/m

 


 
Work opportunities, legal documents, essential and invaluable advice, training codes, cashback and lots more are the name of the game here at NCASS HQ. And with prices starting from just £20.25 per month, why not become the latest member of the NCASS Family? Maximise the profitability of your food business with NCASS membership. > Find out more

Want to talk about membership? Call 0121 603 2524

or to request a call back click here




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