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Bartlett Mitchell launches Covid Info Hub to share learnings across industry
Contract caterer Bartlett Mitchell has launched a Covid Info Hub to share reopening advice with clients, customers and the wider sector. "
Operators issue no-show pleas after hundreds of guests fail to turn up on first day of opening
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’
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.
As one door opens: The operators opening on 4 July and those planning a delayed return
For many, the government’s confirmation of the 4 July reopening date has been a blessing, while others cannot envision a safe reprisal of business for months to come."
Almost one million hospitality employees set to return from furlough for reopening
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
The Restaurant Group (TRG) will close 125 sites and see improved rental terms on others after a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) gained approval.