Almost 200 hotels have made over 20,000 beds available around the UK for NHS staff and other vital workers, following a call from hospitality trade body UK Hospitality. Beds in hotels across the country have been provided by venues of differing size, from national chains to single sites, to help house key workers being deployed …

A new not-for-profit national scheme has been set up to enable pubs to trade as food shops, providing local communities with access to essential food items. Powered by e-commerce specialist StarStock, mypubshop.com will give pubs nationwide the ability to take and process orders online, providing them with a valuable income stream whilst offering their local …

'Together We Can' campaign

As the hospitality industry temporarily closes its doors in communities across the UK to tackle Covid-19, The Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) and Kopparberg are launching the ‘Together We Can’ campaign, to support those in vital need of funding and advice. By pledging £20 or more to LTC, up to 1,250 Kopparberg fans will receive a …

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PPL PRS is implementing some temporary changes to the way it manages The Music Licence for customers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. A spokesperson for PPL PRS said: “In response to Government advice regarding the closure of all businesses which are deemed as non-essential at this time, PPL PRS Ltd is committing to the support …

Caterer.com, UK Hospitality and Hospitality Action have joined forces to create a new hub that will help hospitality workers find short-term roles in other sectors. An estimated 500,000 hospitality workers are expected to be made redundant or temporarily out of work due to Covid-19. While hospitality has been one of the worst affected industries, the …

Steve Perez, hotel owner and founder of independent drinks company Global Brands, is offering key workers on the frontline in hospitals support during the country-wide lockdown. Steve and Global Brands team are providing a free night’s accommodation in the company’s 4* luxury hotel in the Peak District, to help offer respite to those working round …

Camden Town Brewery

Camden Town Brewery is making social distancing a “little more social” with its first virtual venture, Camden Bre.www.ery Bar, which supports Hospitality Action’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund. The brewer’s ‘Brewery Bar’ has been given a digital makeover, designed to help “keep the community spirit alive” for Britain’s pub lovers. Consumers are invited to join Instagram Live …

Ramsbury Virtual Tip Jar

Ramsbury Single Estate Spirits has created a Virtual Tip Jar, whereby consumers can buy drinks vouchers for their favourite bar, restaurant or pub, with Ramsbury matching every pound spent as a tip for that venue. The initiative, called Ramsbury & Friends, pledges to support the on-trade in both the short term and long term. The …

CPL Learning, the learning and development partner to the hospitality sector, has welcomed the Government’s guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and is encouraging those in hospitality to continue supporting personal development. The company has launched a range of free learning resources to support the hospitality sector in navigating this challenging time, with over …