Mar 2021 - Government Hospitality VAT Reduction
March 2021, the chancellor announced a continuation in the temporary VAT rate reduction for the Hospitality Industry...
As of 15th July 2020, establishments in the hospitality industry were granted a reduction of VAT from 20%
down to 5%
. This rate will be in effect until 30th September 2021.
As of 1st October 2021, the reduced rate of VAT will go from 5%
up to 12.5%
. This rate will be in effect until 31st March 2022.
As of 1st April 2022, the VAT rate will resume to it's standard rate 20%
again. This of course may be changed over coming months.
Existing users of Fokus will be contacted and some establishments may need to be updated to accommodate the new rate.
VAT reduction only applies to - 'eat-in' or 'hot takeaway food' and 'drinks' from restaurants, cafes and pubs, excluding alcohol. This VAT reduction also applies to all holiday accommodation in hotels, B&Bs, campsites and caravan sites, as well as attractions like cinemas, theme parks and zoos.
05th Aug 2019 - Integration with Quantum EPoS
We are pleased to announce that we have a link to the Quantum EPoS
system from Cunninghams EPoS Group
Not only can Food & Drink be sent to the guest room bills, but also all the cash / card transactions made in the hotel's Restaurant / Bar are batched up and automatically posted in to our PMS each day. Staff are also able to check a room's occupant, balance and departure date directly from the till.
26th Feb 2019 - Our 01666 823793 number is now discontinued
Back last year, we ditched our old office phone system and moved our lines in to the cloud, this allowed us to have more flexability with call routing, call queueing system, detailed call logging etc, the best bit, it is a lot cheaper too!
Please now make sure that you call us, using the 03333 350 118
phone number. If you have us on a speed dial, please make sure that you get it updated. Thanks
6th Aug 2018 - Fokus now integrates with GuestJoy
Our hotel management system - Fokus, now has a data link to GuestJoy
is a 'Hotel Upsell and Review' Solution provider, helping create additional revenue streams and collect more guest reviews. The solution helps hotels to promote offers, gather feedback and personalise guest experience in one easy-to-use solution.
Click Here for more information
14th May 2018 - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Update
On the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR comes in to force, this affects the way all businesses and organisations store information (data) on each and every one of us, and affects everyone in Europe.
Click on the GDPR logo above for more information.
6th Apr 17 - Fokus now integrates with GuestRevu
GuestRevu is a customer feedback / survey questionnaire service that follows up on a guest's stay and passes any feedback back to the hotel.
Fokus will automatically pass the guest information to GuestRevu and they interact with the guest by email using a tailor made feed back request / questionnaire.
Hotelier's can then act on this information to improve the quality of the stay for future guests.