News editor, specialising in restaurants and foodservice.
Industry leaders tell chancellor exclusion of tronc in furlough pay causing ‘real and serious hardship’
Industry leaders, including Hawksmoor’s Will Beckett and Jeremy King of Corbin & King, have signed a letter calling on the government to include tronc, service charge and tips in furlough pay, saying their exclusion has caused “real and serious hardship”. "
The Good Food Guide postpones publication as Michelin goes digital
The Good Food Guide has confirmed that it will not publish its 2021 guide in September, saying the Covid-19 pandemic has left it unable to reflect the industry “fairly or accurately”.
Jeremy King: Socially distanced restaurants will be 'impossible and implausible'
Restaurateur Jeremy King has said that social distancing in a restaurant will be “impossible and implausible”, and that conviviality and community are essential.
Watchdog seeks court declaration to bring clarity to business interruption claims
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will seek a court declaration to resolve uncertainty around whether businesses can claim under business interruption insurance cover for coronavirus losses. "
McDonald's unveils opening plan including temperature checks, screens and a limited menu
McDonald’s has revealed the measures it will put in place to open 15 restaurants for delivery on 13 May, including staff temperature checks, Perspex screens and a limited menu.
Government decision to exclude tronc from CJRS based on ‘completely mistaken assumption’
The government has been accused of basing its exclusion of tronc and service charge from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on a “completely mistaken assumption”.