Over 100 UK hospitality businesses have written directly to the Prime Minister warning that he must personally do more to help them. In the letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, led by trade associations the British Beer & Pub Association, UKHospitality and the British Institute of Innkeeping, it says that without additional and urgent support, …

CareerScope

Springboard, Hospitality Action, UK Hospitality, the Institute of Hospitality and the Savoy Educational Trust have joined forces to launch CareerScope, a free service that will provide support to industry people impacted by Covid-19. Launched on Monday 28 September, CareerScope is tailored to individuals working within hospitality, leisure and tourism who have either lost their jobs …

Cancel the Curfew campaign

Hospitality professionals across the UK have come together to launch #CancelTheCurfew, a new campaign that puts pressure on the government to terminate the recently enforced 10pm curfew. The campaign reports that venues have experienced a 60% drop in revenue since the curfew was imposed on Thursday 24 September, while recent figures from Public Health England …

Consumers will significantly reduce their visits to pubs, bars and restaurants in the light of new government restrictions but many plan to continue socialising elsewhere after the curfew, according to a snap survey from CGA. CGA’s latest Consumer Pulse Survey was conducted on Tuesday 22 September after the announcement of requirements including 10pm closures and …

bar football

Sky Sports has worked with the Premier League to secure a change to the Premier League kick-off times, moving them to the earlier start of 8pm. The time change comes after the government introduced new restrictions for the hospitality industry, including a 10pm closing time curfew for venues. Sky wants to ensure that its trade …

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has outlined plans that will support workers on reduced hours, as well as an extension to the VAT cut for hospitality. Speaking at the House of Commons today (24 September), Sunak revealed a number of new financial measures that will protect hundreds of thousands of jobs over the winter. …

All hospitality venues in England have been ordered to close by 10pm from Thursday to help curb the spread of Covid-19 – part of a series of new restrictions outlined by the government. In a television broadcast on Tuesday night (22 September), Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled the new measures, which he said, could last …

The government’s plan to impose a hard 10pm close time for all pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality businesses in England has been labelled a “crushing blow” for the trade. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to make an official announcement today (22 September), where he is expected to detail the new restrictions, which include …

Global Bar Week

This October, four pockets of the globe – Berlin, Brooklyn, São Paulo and London – come together for the first time to unite Bar Convent and Imbibe Live trade fairs across one virtual platform, Global Bar Week. The free-of-charge week-long programme of events, taking place between 12 and 18 October, will unite professionals from around …

Hospitality Action

Trade charity Hospitality Action is conducting an industry-wide survey into current attitudes towards mental health and stress in the troubled sector. The anonymous survey, which can be found here, is hosted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. It builds up on an initial study first commissioned in 2018, which found a staggering …