The Duppy Share Home Rum kit

Premium rum brand The Duppy Share has launched Home Rum, a self-isolation kit for rum lovers, with all profits going to Hospitality Action. While the country is being confined to their homes, The Duppy Share is “spreading the rum love” and calling the UK to enjoy Netflix and chilled cocktails. The Home Rum kit features …

Hospitality Workers Emergency Fund

UK charity Hospitality Action and tipping platform TipJar have launched a Hospitality Workers Emergency Fund to provide support to the most vulnerable in the sector in these times of crisis. The fund is open to public donations, 100% of which go to Hospitality Action to distribute. People can donate directly to hospitality workers in need …

Tonight Josephine neon

London bar brand Tonight Josephine has launched a crowd funding campaign and is asking for support from fans and friends so it can survive the current crisis. A spokesperson for Tonight Josephine, which has venues in Waterloo and Shoreditch, said: “The global Covid-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of British small …

A survey carried out by CGA on 17 March has found that, although most of the public will heed the Prime Minister’s advice and stop going out to pubs and restaurants, most younger adults say they will cut-down but not stop. The snap poll of a representative sample of 500 consumers, between 18 and 65, …

Herald has stepped up its supply of foil trays, lids and bagasse hot boxes and burger boxes in a bid to support pubs and restaurants operating as hot food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak. The quality disposables manufacturer and supplier is also expecting to see a rise in demand of its paper, single and double …

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has promised to do “whatever it takes” to support the hospitality industry as he calls for a business rate holiday for 12 months and unveils a £330bn package in loans. At a press conference held today (17 March), which took place less than a week after Sunak’s original Budget was announced, he …

Hospitality leaders in Manchester have come together to launch a ‘Pay It Forward’ voucher initative, in response to the escalating Covid-19 pandemic and recent Government advice to stay away from bars and restaurants. The campaign has been set up by Manchester PR agency Roland Dransfield, along with Greater Manchester night time economy adviser Sacha Lord …

Last night the prime minister issued new recommendations to try to slow the spread of coronavirus – one of which to “avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues”. Those working within the on-trade are outraged as no support has been offered. Premises have not been forced to close, which would ensure some financial …

The Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) is offering support to people of the licensed trade in this time of uncertainty. Off the back of yesterday’s announcements by Government introducing increased social distancing and self-isolation measures, and specifically advising against visiting pubs, bars and restaurants, LTC is drawing on its years of experience by issuing help and …

Coronavirus advice

UK trade body UKHospitality has called on the government to support the hospitality industry as it deals with the ongoing and wide-spread threat of the coronavirus. Latest figures released by the trade body state that eating and drinking out has declined by 7%, while forward bookings across hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars has fallen by …