Michel Roux Jr says high-end and fine dining restaurants will always exist
Michel Roux Jr has said there will always be high-end restaurants “because we will always have those special occasions” when we want to be pampered. "
Beer duty ‘huge blow’ to pubs and brewers after government refused to defer payment
Brewers are under further financial strain after the government rejected a blanket deferral of £750m beer duty payments, due on 25 April, for beer produced in March in a move that has been called a ‘huge blow’ to the industry.
Survey finds 81% of accommodation and foodservice businesses ‘temporarily closed or paused trading’
Some 81% of accommodation and foodservice businesses temporarily closed or paused trading between 23 March and 5 April, a survey published yesterday has revealed.
Press pause: Jonathan Downey and the National Time Out campaign
Jonathan Downey, co-founder of London Union, the group behind the Street Feast markets, explains why he’s campaigning for a National Time Out on rent and how delivering the impossible was never going to be sustainable for the hospitality industry."
More than 140,000 apply for Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on day one
More than 140,000 firms have already applied for grants on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) application portal which went live at 8am this morning, says chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Travelodge landlord initiates action to collect unpaid rent
The landlord of budget hotel chain Travelodge, has confirmed it has “reluctantly initiated actions” to recover the debt from non-payment of rent but remains “hopeful” that the matter can be settled in the coming weeks.