External Business Environment of Apex hotel- Report

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TABLE OF CONTENTSIntroduction .....................................................................................................................................3TASK 2.1 The structure, operations and influence of local government on major UK hotelgroup............................................................................................................................................3TASK 2.2 Role and influence of the EU and its impact on business and service industries.......4Task 2.3 Role of pressure group and their influences in national and local issues ....................4Task 2.4 Legal frameworks within UK along with difference between English and Scottishsystem .........................................................................................................................................5Task 2.5 Evaluation of UK and EU legislative process affecting Apex Hotels .........................6Task 3.1 different types of businesses and their characteristic in hospitality industry ...............7Task 3.2 Legal process to form and dissolve a registered company ...........................................8Task 3.3 Process which determines responsibility and control in registers companies..............9Conclusion ......................................................................................................................................9References......................................................................................................................................102
INTRODUCTION In the present scenario, hospitality sector is considered as one of the leading and mostpotential sector in the entire world. Further, it also contributes to the growth and development ofa country's economy (Wang, 2011). Along with high growth rate, the sector also faces highdegree of competition. The present report is based on Apex hotels which is a renowned chain ofthree and four star hotels in UK. The brand operates with total 8 hotels all across the country.Further, it also depicts structure and operations of UK economy. Along with this, it explainscurrent economic policy of the government and its impact on Apex hotels. The report alsohighlights the social structure of the people employed in the hotel group. TASK 2.1 The structure, operations and influence of local government on major UK hotel groupIn the contemporary environment, local government of UK plays vital role in influencingthe activities and operations of Apex hotel. It has been also reviewed that the local councilsaffect the business operations that further results in changing their strategies as well as policiesof hospitality organization (Wellington, 2012). Apex hotel based in Edinburgh operates in 8different regions thus; the local authorities existing within UK support the hotel in changing andmodifying their operations as per the requirement of the government. The different councils suchas district councils, local councils, London Boroughs as well as unitary authorities etc. areconsidered as some local council which affect the functions of Apex hotel that further result inchanging their overall organizational structure (Xiao, 2009). In order to expand or focus on theinternational trade, Apex hotel need to take permission from the different local councils.Therefore, it can be said that there is high influence of local government on UK hotel group. The different operations of local government are to devise and frame different policieswhich are required to be followed by the organization so that they can easily operate and renderservices to their guests and customers (Jordan, 2005). Furthermore, the local government alsoplays vital role in imposing various limitation and regulation that in turn result as the major issuefor Apex hotel. For instance; local government imposes higher tax rates on the services of hotelorganization that help in increasing the prices of their food items. Thus, it results in decreasingthe demand of eating food within the hotel. 3
TASK 2.2 Role and influence of the EU and its impact on business and service industriesThe European Union is regarded as politico-economic Federal or union that consists of28 member states within Europe. The foremost purpose of developing the union is to ensure thatthere must be proper free flow of individual, products, services etc. among the all 28 memberstates. Furthermore, European Union has formulated different policies that directly impactbusiness as well as service industries of EU region (Koutrakos, 2006) It can be also stated that allthe businesses whether small or large have direct impact of policies and regulations framed byEuropean union. Policies such as EMU has affects the operation and activities of all the firm inservice sector of the country. Businesses are required to ensure the fact that they all thetransactions and deals are carried out in Euros not in pounds. This clearly means that any kind ofchanges in exchange rate of euro will make impact on transactions of these businesses or servicesector. Other than this, European Union has also developed regulations related to antidiscrimination and fair competition. All businesses are required to ensure that they do not use atany kind of unfair or illegal practises at the time of carrying out their operationsn (Richardson,2006). On the other hand, organizations are also bound to provide fair and satisfactory wages totheir workers along with safe and healthy work environment. Therefore, it can be stated that inorder to survive and stay competitive in external business environment, businesses needs tofollow all the rules and regulation developed by European Union.Task 2.3 Role of pressure group and their influences in national and local issues Pressure groups are also termed as influencing group or protest groups and its mainmotive is to influence decisions making process of government without becoming part of it.Furthermore, these groups are not part of government or other regulatory bodies. When thepolicies and regulations framed by government are not satisfactory then these groups startsprotesting to make modification in the same (Grant, 2005). Pressure groups have also contributeda lot of efforts in issues at national and local level. Hospitality industry has a great impact onsociety and environment in which it operates. These groups encourage and even forcesbusinesses in the industry to lower down their negative impact on environment. People in thecountry are well aware of the fact that the natural resources are limited in number (Fey andBirkinshaw, 2005). Thus, pressure groups also encourage effective use of resources so that they4

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