The UK’s hospitality sector saw sales plummet by 48% in the third quarter of 2020, the latest Quarterly Tracker from UKHospitality and CGA reveals. It equates to a shortfall of £17bn on the same quarter in 2019. Hospitality’s sales for the 12 months to the end of September totalled £80.3bn, the Tracker shows—£53.2bn less than …

Hospitality closed sign

On Saturday (31 October), Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that England will move into a second national lockdown, confirming that all hospitality businesses will have to close from Thursday. The month-long lockdown comes into force at 12.01am on Thursday 5 November and will last until 2 December. There is, however, a possibility of it being …

The Drinks Trust survey

The Drinks Trust has launched the Drinks Industry Survey to understand the needs of workers in the hospitality and drinks industries and to help evolve its services and support. Created by We Are Wellbeing in association with Best Bar None, insurance specialist NDML, Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) and the …

Hospitality trade bodies UKHospitality, the British Institute of Innkeeping and the British Beer & Pub Association have revealed that just 1% of hospitality venues across the UK have been linked to NHS Test and Trace incidences. The finding, from a survey of members of all three trade associations conducted by hospitality market research company CGA, …

Hospitality trade bodies UKHospitality, the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) report mass redundancies and permanent closure of venues across the UK, without the appropriate package of support from government. The findings, which come from a sector-wide survey of members of all three trade associations, conducted by research …

Hospo Demo

Members of the hospitality industry will stage a peaceful protest on Monday 19 October in Parliament Square, London in opposition to government restrictions affecting trade, such as the 10pm curfew, and a lack of sector-specific support. The Hospo Demo will take place from 10.30am, bringing together individuals from all corners of the industry. Workers are …

The Drinks Trust End of Furlough Grant scheme

Trade charity The Drinks Trust has introduced an End of Furlough Grant scheme to help industry professionals whose jobs are affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The government’s furlough scheme comes to an end on 31 October and will be replaced by the Job Support Scheme. The Drinks Trust says that, unfortunately, this will not be …

The Prime Minister has detailed a new three-level alert system in England, where local areas will be put into medium, high and very high alerts, to combat the spread of Covid-19. At a press conference held today (12 October), PM Boris Johnson said that the UK is entering a “new and crucial phase” in the …

UKHospitality, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) have written to the Chancellor and Health Secretary, urging the government to ensure that any new lockdown measures are targeted, proportional and are accompanied by a credible financial support package. The request comes following the announcement of closures and restrictions …

Hospitality sector vacancies have fallen sharply since the introduction of the UK’s 10pm curfew, new analysis by global job site Indeed reveals. Indeed’s data shows that new job postings in the hospitality and tourism sector have dropped 61% since the end of August and are down 9% since the curfew came into effect on September …