The UK hospitality sector saw sales decline 21.3% in the first quarter of 2020, as the country moved into Covid-19 lockdown, from the newly launched UKHospitality Quarterly Tracker reveal. Combining data from all sub-segments of hospitality, the comprehensive analysis, undertaken by trade body UKHospitality and insight and data provider CGA, shows the impact of the …

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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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 …