The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called on the government to repeat its Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which is set to end after August, to further support the hospitality industry. The benefit of the scheme to the recovery of the sector has been immeasurable in terms of securing jobs and building …

Pernod Ricard on-trade Christmas support

Pernod Ricard UK is helping the on-trade get the fundamentals right this Christmas, announcing a host of support including virtual masterclasses and in-bar solutions. This festive season, social distancing and health and safety restrictions look set to continue. The drinks giant recognises that, despite an expected decline in footfall versus last year’s festive season, there is …

Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which gives consumers a discount of up to 50% when eating or drinking soft drinks at UK hospitality venues, comes into effect today (Monday 3 August). The scheme will be valid on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, throughout the month of August, in an attempt to boost the struggling …

Diageo 'Raising the Bar'

The fund from Diageo’s US$100 million ‘Raising the Bar’ recovery programme, created to support the global on-trade as it reopens following lockdown, goes live in the UK from today (9 July). As part of the programme, Diageo has unveiled a range of UK partnerships. From 9 July, the following will be live for eligible outlets …

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced significant financial support for the hospitality sector, including VAT cuts and a scheme giving customers up to £10 off each on sit-down meals throughout the month of August. This comes as part of a £30bn plan to prevent mass unemployment in the UK as the economy is hit by coronavirus. …

london essence co mixers

Premium mixer brand The London Essence Company is calling on consumers to support the on-trade in these unprecedented times through its new campaign, which encourages donations to The Drinks Trust. ‘Cheers to You’ aims to inspire consumers to support the drinks industry by donating £10 to The Drinks Trust by texting CHEERS2U to 70212. Those …

The Pub Collective

Heineken has developed a new website that provides the on-trade with advice, guidance and inspirational stories to support them through lockdown. The website, The Pub Collective, which is available to everyone, includes all the latest Government advice, support and how to access it. It also guides pubs on how to hibernate their business and how …

Jameson Hosts

Irish whiskey brand Jameson has created an online platform to support, inspire and engage the international bar community through this unprecedented period of uncertainty. Part of Jameson Hosts, Jameson’s trade engagement platform, the new virtual space encourages the bar community to come together to connect, learn and share in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. …

Downing Street

Crucial packages of support announced by the Government are not being delivered quickly enough to help businesses affected by Covid-19, according to leading trade bodies representing the UK’s pub and wider hospitality sectors. The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and UK Hospitality (UKH) have …

Getahead Festival

On Friday 17 April not-for-profit organisation Getahead will be launching its first all-day virtual mental health and wellbeing festival. Accessible to anyone with an internet connection, it will be streaming from 10am to 5pm, encompassing Getahead’s three pillars: health, development and fun. Since its launch in 2018, Getahead has been on a mission to positively …