VisitEngland launches latest edition of the Pink Book

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VisitEngland has published the latest edition of its popular Pink Book outlining regulatory requirements and guidance for accommodation providers and attractions in England.

Now in its eleventh edition, ‘The Pink Book: Legislation for tourist accommodation and attractions’ provides guidance for running an accommodation business and an attraction – from food hygiene and health and safety to business management and tax.

Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston MP said: “The owners and operators of accommodation and hospitality businesses have worked tirelessly over the past year and will play a central role as our local communities and economy build back better from the challenges of the pandemic.

“The Pink Book is an important resource to help our accommodation providers maintain their superb service for visitors, helping us to make a holiday in England a truly memorable experience.”

VisitEngland Director Andrew Stokes said: “The Pink Book is an important tool for tourism businesses providing a repository of easy to use, up-to-date guidance on legislation. It is vital in supporting the industry to maintain its high standards and it will also assist businesses in meeting their regulatory obligations as they move towards recovery.”

Τhe latest edition includes new information for visitor attractions on Gift Aid, setting up a charity and how to safely provide work equipment and machinery. The new points-based migration system is also outlined to explain the requirements when employing someone from outside the UK.

The Pink Book is the only guide to legislation specifically aimed at all accommodation providers and attractions in England and the eleventh edition is sponsored by the Professional Association of Self-Caterers (PASC UK).