Britvic

Britvic has launched a comprehensive guide, including video instructions on restarting dispense kit, via its Sensational Drinks platform, helping operators do it without needing a technician. This guide is available now and can be accessed at www.sensationaldrinks.com/reopenright/. Over the coming days and weeks, Britvic will continue to share valuable category and ranging advice as well …

AA Covid Confident scheme

The AA is rolling out a new ‘Covid Confident’ assessment scheme to support the hospitality industry as the UK prepares to come out of lockdown. The accreditation will indicate to customers that an establishment has in place the necessary risk assessments, safety measures and staff training, in line with the Government and UKHospitality’s published guidelines. …

Four in ten (39%) small business owners believe it will take at least five years for the UK economy to fully recover from the impact of lockdown and Covid-19, according to a new poll out today. The #ForgottenLtd campaign, which is campaigning for fair and equal Government support for small limited companies, polled more than …

EP Business in Hospitality hosted a remote industry forum this week, attended by hospitality leaders, to debate the growing psychology of fear around hospitality and food and the impact that delivered-in food models could have on the sector moving forward. The session was opened by Tom Squires, founder of City Pantry, a food delivery service …

Insurance specialist NDML and the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) are calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to release PoolRe funds to “break the insurer deadlock and save the hospitality and leisure industries”. NDML claims to have identified a unique opportunity that will help the hospitality and leisure industries survive, without crippling insurers with unmanageable business …

CGA survey

Confidence is at rock bottom among the bosses of Britain’s pubs, bars and restaurants, with securing a moratorium on debt payments now their main business objective, latest research shows. With cashflow concerns topping their agendas, rent has become the number one specific issue, the latest CGA Business Confidence Survey confirms. Although immediate survival is the …

Industry leaders, political figures and Business Improvement Districts are calling on the UK Government to support businesses within the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors that have a rateable value of more than £51,000. Croydon BID is leading the #RaiseTheBar campaign, asking the Government to expand the rateable value threshold for all retail, hospitality and leisure …

point-based immigration plans - hospitality

A new survey from CGA and Fourth flags concerns that government point-based proposals will hit labour in the hospitality sector. The results from CGA’s 2020 Business Leaders’ Survey, which is run in partnership with Fourth, reinforce alarm across the industry over the impact of the government’s new plans on immigration, which will see a new …