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Barclay nephews admit Ritz bugging but say they acted out of 'serious concern'

09 June 2020 by

Sir Frederick Barclay’s nephews bugged the conservatory of the Ritz hotel after becoming “seriously concerned” that Sir Frederick was “posing a significant risk of harm” to the family business, according to documents lodged with the High Court.

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Air bridge assurance triggers suspension of quarantine legal threat

09 June 2020 by

The Quash Quarantine group is holding off the threat of legal action after being assured that air bridges to low-risk countries will be introduced from the end of the month.

Ritz bid was ‘best and most deliverable offer’, claim Barclay nephews News

Ritz bid was ‘best and most deliverable offer’, claim Barclay nephews

22 May 2020 by

In a rare public statement, Aidan and Howard Barclay, sons of Sir Frederick’s twin brother Sir[...]

Signature Living fined £34,000 over 'infestation' of mice at Liverpool hotel News

Signature Living fined £34,000 over 'infestation' of mice at Liverpool hotel

19 May 2020 by

Signature Living has been told to pay more than £60,000 in fines and court costs after[...]

Support must continue if hospitality to begin reopening under social distancing from July, operators say News

Support must continue if hospitality to begin reopening under social distancing from July, operators say

10 May 2020 by

Hospitality operators have stressed that support must continue if parts of the sector are to be[...]

Ritz London sold for 'half the market price', court hears News

Ritz London sold for 'half the market price', court hears

06 May 2020 by

Sir Frederick Barclay’s nephews sold the Ritz London for “half the market price” after secretly recording[...]

Wake-up call: How to handle redundancy during coronavirus Advice

Wake-up call: How to handle redundancy during coronavirus

30 March 2020

Businesses are having to face the regrettable but sometimes necessary step of reducing their staff. Emily Kearsey has some guidance on doing it fairly

Advice: Dealing with your landlord News

Advice: Dealing with your landlord

25 March 2020

Catherine Gannon, founder of Gannons Solicitors, advises operators facing crisis due to a loss of revenue and footfall on what they need to do when entering discussions with landlords.

Jobs board: Opportunities for hospitality workers affected by coronavirus News

Jobs board: Opportunities for hospitality workers affected by coronavirus

20 March 2020 by

Sadly, many hospitality workers will need to look for new employment in the coming weeks and[...]

'Large-scale' hotel closures feared News

'Large-scale' hotel closures feared

19 March 2020 by

Large-scale closures of hotels in the UK are feared as the coronavirus pandemic lockdown starts to[...]

Coronavirus: personal financial advice for those suffering a loss of income News

Coronavirus: personal financial advice for those suffering a loss of income

19 March 2020 by

Sadly, many hospitality workers will require financial support in the coming weeks and months, with UKHospitality[...]

Coronavirus: The hospitality heroes fighting back News

Coronavirus: The hospitality heroes fighting back

19 March 2020 by

In the midst of an unprecedented crisis for the hospitality industry, many operators and their teams[...]

Triple threat: How Brexit, bad weather and coronavirus will affect food prices In-Depth

Triple threat: How Brexit, bad weather and coronavirus will affect food prices

17 March 2020

Brexit, inclement weather and the coronavirus outbreak are all going to have an effect on the supply chain. Buying specialist Lynx Purchasing has the lowdown

How to... deal with a drop in revenue caused by coronavirus Advice

How to... deal with a drop in revenue caused by coronavirus

17 March 2020

How will you pay staff without customers? First, don’t panic, be truthful with your staff, and get your landlord on-side, says Catherine Gannon

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