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Emma Lake

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Facemasks not set to be compulsory in restaurants and pubs, environment secretary confirms
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Facemasks not set to be compulsory in restaurants and pubs, environment secretary confirms

14 July 2020 by

Face masks are not set to be made compulsory in restaurants and pubs, environment secretary George Eustice has confirmed.

‘It’s pretty devastating’: The Vineyard considers additional measures to stop no-shows
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‘It’s pretty devastating’: The Vineyard considers additional measures to stop no-shows

13 July 2020 by

The Vineyard hotel in Stockcross, Berkshire, is among those considering the introduction of deposits for restaurant guests as late cancellations and no-shows continue to blight hospitality’s reopening weeks.

Operators issue no-show pleas after hundreds of guests fail to turn up on first day of opening
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Operators issue no-show pleas after hundreds of guests fail to turn up on first day of opening

08 July 2020

Operators have issued pleas to guests after hundreds failed to show up for bookings on their first days of opening.

VAT cut and discount scheme welcomed by industry as chancellor gives it a 'fighting chance’
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VAT cut and discount scheme welcomed by industry as chancellor gives it a 'fighting chance’

08 July 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's decision to slash VAT for hospitality to 5% and introduce a "first of its kind" government discount scheme to encourage people to eat out in August, has been welcomed by the industry.

Almost one million hospitality employees set to return from furlough for reopening
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Almost one million hospitality employees set to return from furlough for reopening

29 June 2020

Six in 10 venues are expected to open before the end of July with almost one million employees brought back into work, a survey by UKHospitality has shown.

The Restaurant Group expected to close 125 sites following CVA approval
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The Restaurant Group expected to close 125 sites following CVA approval

29 June 2020

The Restaurant Group (TRG) will close 125 sites and see improved rental terms on others after a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) gained approval.

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

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