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Budget: Wet-led pubs and bars excluded from VAT extension while businesses call for rates reform

Wet-led hospitality businesses have been disappointed by today's Budget, which extended the VAT cut for food and accommodation, but once again failed to include alcoholic beverages.

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Budget delivers ‘crucial support at a critical time’ – but long-term solutions lacking

The hospitality sector has broadly welcomed the chancellor’s Budget this afternoon, which delivered extensions to the VAT cut, business rates holiday and furlough scheme over the coming months, but lacked long-term solutions for problems such as rent.

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Let's get phygital: how hotel meeting rooms can adapt for a digital-physical world

03 March 2021 by

The latest workaround for hotels dealing with Covid is finding ways to offer a ‘meetings experience’ while attendees are remote, and some – such as the in-person yet digital hybrid of ‘phygital’ – are using the very latest tech.

Business

Letter to the editor: Wetherspoon defends its local pubs

03 March 2021 by

Angela Hartnett (The Caterer*, 19 February) says that her east London neighbourhood has “great Japanese, great Indian and great fish and chips” and that “companies like Wetherspoon destroyed” that sort of community.

LSS Group becomes a Kickstart gateway to offer work placement support News

LSS Group becomes a Kickstart gateway to offer work placement support

03 March 2021 by

The LSS Group has been confirmed as a Kickstart Gateway to help the hospitality sector place[...]

Dedicated end-point assessment organisation launched to support hospitality apprenticeships News

Dedicated end-point assessment organisation launched to support hospitality apprenticeships

03 March 2021 by

EHAP, a new end-point assessment organisation, offers specialist hospitality assessments for apprentices working across restaurants, hotels[...]

Furlough scheme extended until September News

Furlough scheme extended until September

02 March 2021 by

It has been confirmed that the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, or furlough scheme, will be[...]

Revelations: Marcus Eaves, executive chef, Oblix restaurant at the Shard, London Chef

Revelations: Marcus Eaves, executive chef, Oblix restaurant at the Shard, London

26 February 2021 by

What was your first job in catering? Washing up at a local hotel. I absolutely loved[...]

Products

Nestlé Professional launches 2021 Toque d’Or competition News

Nestlé Professional launches 2021 Toque d’Or competition

26 February 2021

Nestlé Professional launches its 2021 Toque d’Or competition today, with submissions closing on 16 March.

Montgomery Group welcomes the return to live events and confirms 2021 shows News

Montgomery Group welcomes the return to live events and confirms 2021 shows

25 February 2021

Montgomery Group has welcomed the prime minister's recovery roadmap and is preparing to return to live events in the second half of 2021.

10 Mar, 2021
Casual Dining Show

The Casual Dining Show gives restaurants, pubs and bars the opportunity to discover something new and stay ahead of the[...]

30 Mar, 2021
The Recovery Summit

With talk of a summer akin to the Roaring Twenties once hospitality is able to reopen, we explore how operators[...]

Natural Food Show
The People Summit
Acorn Awards 2021
Speciality & Fine Food Fair
Independent Hotel Show
Plant Based World Expo Europe

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We meet Paul Skinner, general manager at Dukes hotel in London and one of the many handy men and [...]

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