UKHospitality has warned that the new government measures, which will see businesses in tier three permitted to provide takeaway only and those in tier two restricted to substantial meals, will lead to permanent closures and job losses. UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “The government is making a point of saying that these measures are …

Giving evidence to the House of Commons BEIS Committee on 17 November, UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls highlighted the need for further support for hospitality following the second national lockdown, along with urgent clarity on the tier system businesses will enter upon reopening. Even with the prospect of the end of national lockdown this December, …

Trade bodies representing the UK’s hospitality, pubs and their supply chain businesses have called on the government to provide a six-month investment plan to secure the future of the sectors. In a letter to the Chancellor, UKHospitality, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), Society …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …