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What you need to know about zero-hours contracts ahead of Christmas

07 December 2022 by

Recent changes to employment law mean that your Christmas workforce will have similar rights to employees, says Tina Chander

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Further rail strikes to disrupt ‘third Christmas in a row’ for hospitality

06 December 2022 by

Further strikes over the Christmas period announced yesterday by rail union RMT are set to disrupt the “third Christmas in a row” for hospitality businesses during the key festive period.

Cost pressures take the shine off hospitality’s ‘golden quarter’ News

Cost pressures take the shine off hospitality’s ‘golden quarter’

27 October 2022 by

Hospitality businesses have warned they face a struggle to survive during the normally lucrative ‘golden quarter’[...]

New products Christmas special Products

New products Christmas special

05 August 2022 by

It's time to start planning your festive menus with the latest selection from suppliers.

Managed hospitality groups' December sales dipped by 11% as Omicron hit consumer confidence News

Managed hospitality groups' December sales dipped by 11% as Omicron hit consumer confidence

19 January 2022 by

Britain’s managed restaurant, pub and bar groups suffered a double-digit drop on sales from pre-Covid-19 levels[...]

Poor festive trading results in £3b hit to hospitality sector News

Poor festive trading results in £3b hit to hospitality sector

13 January 2022 by

A 40% drop in sales for the hospitality sector during the 2021 festive season versus 2019[...]

Hospitality sector worried for the New Year without Christmas cash reserves Business

Hospitality sector worried for the New Year without Christmas cash reserves

05 January 2022

Operators scrabble to retain staff and their businesses for the second year after last-minute restrictions put a stop to festivities for many across the UK.

Pubs, bars and restaurants lost an average of £10,335 during Christmas week News

Pubs, bars and restaurants lost an average of £10,335 during Christmas week

29 December 2021

Pub, bar and restaurant businesses lost £10,335 on average in the week leading up to Christmas, with takings on Christmas Day down 60% compared to 2019, according to UKHospitality.

Cancellations and staff sickness force hospitality venues to close early for Christmas News

Cancellations and staff sickness force hospitality venues to close early for Christmas

15 December 2021 by

Mass cancellations and staff sickness have forced a number of hospitality businesses to close earlier than[...]

Christmas party cancellations ‘coming in thick and fast’ as hospitality faces £4b loss News

Christmas party cancellations ‘coming in thick and fast’ as hospitality faces £4b loss

09 December 2021 by

Hospitality businesses are seeing cancellations of Christmas parties coming in “thick and fast” following the prime[...]

Government accused of using prospect of vaccine passports as distraction tactic News

Government accused of using prospect of vaccine passports as distraction tactic

08 December 2021 by

The government has been accused of using the possibility of introducing vaccine passports as a distraction[...]

Boris Johnson urges people not to cancel Christmas parties amid Omicron concern News

Boris Johnson urges people not to cancel Christmas parties amid Omicron concern

30 November 2021 by

The prime minister has urged people not to cancel Christmas parties despite concerns over the new[...]

 Brakes launches Winter Food Festival Products

Brakes launches Winter Food Festival

25 November 2021

Brakes Virtual Winter Food Festival, which is live until 14 January 2022, offers operators across foodservice a range of practical ideas and insights to support them in navigating the challenges of the festive season, and to make the most of[...]

Claridge’s 2021 Christmas tree designed by Dior News

Claridge’s 2021 Christmas tree designed by Dior

19 November 2021

Claridge’s hotel in London’s Mayfair has announced its 2021 Christmas tree will be designed by Kim Jones, artistic director of the Dior men’s collections.

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

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