Following engagement with, and feedback from, across the industry, the CRU has decided to postpone compulsory registration for commercial (non-domestic) gas installers. Mandatory registration for commercial gas installers was due to commence from January 2019. This postponement is to allow more time to ensure the introduction of this important regulatory change is as smooth as possible.
The postponement delays the requirement for commercial gas works to be only carried out by a Registered Gas Installer (RGI). The CRU said ‘We apologise if this causes any inconvenience: as soon as possible we will provide information on when the new regulations will apply. Please note, the delay to registration in the commercial gas sector will not affect domestic gas installers. All residential gas works should continue to be by an RGI only.’
New timelines for the regulation of commercial gas works will be announced shortly.
Rise in numbers of restaurants and cafés expected as foodservice market considers to grow with pace
Consumer demand for convenience and sustainable practises disrupting foodservice industry
@bordbia | #foodservice18
Wednesday 7th November 2018: In advance of its annual foodservice seminar which takes place in the RDS today, Bord Bia released the findings of its 2018 Irish Foodservice Market Insights Report which shows that Ireland’s foodservice market* is set to grow by 6.1% this year to reach a value of €8.2billion. The report tracks trends in consumer behaviour when eating out of home and also highlights some of the challenges the industry faces in light of the significant growth in recent years. Findings from the report show that consumer demand for convenience and sustainable practises are disrupting the foodservice industry and that with more operators using food as a tool to compete, new channels such as forecourt food experiences continue to emerge.