Matt Guest, director of on-trade at WAA Chosen and Diageo Bar Academy European head trainer, provides insight and advice to operators, following the latest government regulations. The new restrictions imposing early closing and mandatory table service are the latest blows to an already hard-hit hospitality sector. The 10pm closure could mean the loss of up …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has responded to the prime minister’s announcement on the changes to social gathering rules that will affect hospitality venues. In his speech on 9 September, PM Boris Johnson confirmed that the maximum number of people who can gather together will reduce from thirty to six, although this will …

iZettle Food & Drink

Online payment system PayPal has developed iZettle Food & Drink, a simplified point of sale solution designed to provide hospitality businesses with the tools and insights needed to run and grow their business with confidence. The solution aims to support businesses such as cafes, pubs and restaurants who are trading post lockdown, offering an intuitive …