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Government at Westminster, Holyrood and Cardiff must invest in a fair and timely return for hospitality this summer, for the benefit of local communities, peoples’ jobs, national wellbeing and the British economy, says UKHospitality. This is the central message of a new campaign launched by the trade body to highlight that businesses are ready to …

Five new ministerial-led taskforces have been set up by Government to develop plans for how and when closed sectors in the UK can reopen safely. Businesses and shops in indoor environments or with closer contact between people, like pubs, hotels and non-essential retail, will likely have a higher risk of transmission, as is the case …

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that the UK scheme to pay wages of workers on leave as a result of coronavirus will be extended by four months, to October. Employees will continue to receive 80% of their monthly wages up to £2,500, but the Government will ask companies to “start sharing” the cost from August. …

Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation yesterday to unveil Government plans to lift the UK out of Covid-19 lockdown. Phase three outlined that some parts of the hospitality sector could reopen as early as July 1. During his speech, Johnson set out the basic requirements, approach and potential timescale for the return to work …

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) is urging faster delivery of Government-backed loans and grants, as new research reveals pubs and brewers aren’t getting the help they have been promised. 75% of pubs and brewery businesses are still desperately waiting a decision on whether they will receive the much-needed Government-backed loan they have applied …

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 …

An extended period of social distancing could cost one million jobs unless measures to protect hospitality businesses are put in place, according to trade body UKHospitality. On the day that Professor Chris Whitty warned that social distancing measures could last beyond 2020, UKHospitality wrote to Cabinet Office Minister, Michael Gove MP, recommending a six-point plan …

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Attendees of this year’s Hospitality Apprenticeship Showcase declared that more needs to be done to promote career opportunities in the hospitality and brewing industries. The event, which took place at the House of Commons on Wednesday during National Apprentice Week, was organised by the Perception Group. Over 115 MPs and 200 young apprentices from across …

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UKHospitality, the new trade body representing the UK’s hospitality sector, has reacted to the Chancellor’s Budget Statement by welcoming support for hospitality businesses and calling on the Government to follow-up with continued dialogue and backing for hardworking businesses. UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “This was a positive Budget for hospitality, recognising and acknowledging our …