Cost of Living Crisis

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Is this the final call for a VAT cut?

30 January 2024 by

Hospitality faces a perfect storm of issues and a VAT cut could offer a reprieve – but the government still isn’t listening

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‘I’m losing customers’: Vegan restaurant owner adds meat to menu to avoid closure

29 January 2024 by

The owner of a vegan restaurant in Manchester has reluctantly made the decision to add meat to his menus to keep the business afloat amid a “rollercoaster” of challenges.

Real Living Wage increases by 10% News

Real Living Wage increases by 10%

24 October 2023 by

The voluntary Real Living Wage has increased by 10% to £12 in the UK and £13.15[...]

Mana cuts tasting menu price due to cost of living pressures News

Mana cuts tasting menu price due to cost of living pressures

25 September 2023 by

Michelin-starred restaurant Mana in Manchester has reduced the prices of its tasting menu in response to[...]

Brighton Pier Group reports ‘lower than expected’ sales News

Brighton Pier Group reports ‘lower than expected’ sales

25 September 2023 by

Brighton Pier Group has announced a decline in total revenues due to “ongoing inflationary pressures” in[...]

Inflation falls unexpectedly to 6.7% News

Inflation falls unexpectedly to 6.7%

20 September 2023 by

UK inflation fell to 6.7% in the 12 months to August 2023, with the largest downward[...]

Viewpoint: we need to develop employees’ financial resilience Business

Viewpoint: we need to develop employees’ financial resilience

10 August 2023

Educating your employees in financial matters can help them feel prepared for the future and more secure in the present, says Chris Lincoln

Consumers willing to spend more, but drink less, according to Heineken Products

Consumers willing to spend more, but drink less, according to Heineken

03 August 2023

Consumers are prioritising value for money by opting for premium beer options and products, despite ongoing financial challenges, according to a recent report from Heineken UK.

Hotelier makes tax burden plea as he announces closure of the Fleece in Richmond News

Hotelier makes tax burden plea as he announces closure of the Fleece in Richmond

01 August 2023 by

“Unrelenting, chronic staffing issues and ever-increasing costs” have been blamed for the closure of the Grade[...]

Over 1,300 catering businesses sign up to energy legal challenge News

Over 1,300 catering businesses sign up to energy legal challenge

17 July 2023 by

More than 1,300 catering businesses have joined a £2b legal challenge against energy firms accused of[...]

Ongoing price hikes continue to impact hospitality profitability News

Ongoing price hikes continue to impact hospitality profitability

26 June 2023 by

Continuing supply chain issues leading to ongoing hikes in food and drinks prices are adding stress[...]

Benevolent fund launched in support of Hospitality Action News

Benevolent fund launched in support of Hospitality Action

16 June 2023 by

A benevolent fund providing unrestricted endowments to Hospitality Action has been launched to support the charity’s[...]

Gary Usher ditches set menus at Elite Bistros due to ‘spiralling inflation’ News

Gary Usher ditches set menus at Elite Bistros due to ‘spiralling inflation’

06 June 2023

Gary Usher’s Elite Bistros will be serving à la carte dishes from now on after the chef said that it had become “impossible” to offer a balanced set menu amid the cost of living crisis.

Sales up for managed pubs, bars and restaurants but costs bite News

Sales up for managed pubs, bars and restaurants but costs bite

24 April 2023

Like-for-like sales at Britain’s leading managed restaurant, pub and bar groups in March were 1.4% ahead of last year’s levels, the new Coffer CGA Business Tracker shows.

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