The hospitality industry has now suffered a 98% slowdown as the coronavirus shutdown continues to weigh heavily on the sector, according to research from income streaming provider Wagestream. Wagestream used aggregate data from multiple workforce management systems to compare the number of shifts available to staff to calculate a like for like decline in monthly …

#MakeitBlue campaign

The #MakeItBlue campaign is gaining traction across the UK as individuals and businesses show their gratitude and support for the NHS. At Bar, we’re supporting the campaign by turning our logo blue, and are asking hospitality professionals do to the same. The campaign follows the success of the #LightItBlue activation on 26 March, when over …

By Milly Richie We find ourselves washed up, bleary eyed and dizzy, in the midst of a global crisis. The latest lockdown laws have resulted in the battering down of hatches to all UK hospitality venues. With what seemed like all prospects cancelled until further notice, businesses have had to get creative. Here are a …

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 …

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 …

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 …