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 …

casual dining show

Diversified Communications UK has confirmed that this year’s Casual Dining and Commercial Kitchen events, due to take place at ExCeL London in July, have both been cancelled. Casual Dining will now run on 10-11 March 2021 and the new dates for Commercial Kitchen are still to be announced. The decision follows the recent and unexpected …

WSET Spirits Classroom

Pernod Ricard UK has partnered with The Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) to offer the WSET Level 1 Spirits courses online for free. 2,000 hospitality professionals over the age of 18 have already signed up to the programme, which will be run online by the WSET and lasts approximately four weeks. The package also …

Save Pub Life

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, part of AB InBev, has launched Save Pub Life, a new programme to help communities support their local pub during the Covid-19 closures. The programme, which is open to pubs, bars and restaurants throughout England, Wales and Scotland, encourages consumers to buy a gift card, which they can spend at their …

CGA

Like-for-like sales in Britain’s managed pub, bar and restaurant groups plummeted 71% in the week that the Government ordered all licensed premises to close because of Covid-19. Exclusive weekly figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker, produced by CGA, in partnership with The Coffer Group and RSM, showed like-for-like trading in restaurant chains down 75%, …