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The Caterer takes the Coronavirus (COVID-19) very seriously. The epidemic and it's consequences including the steps taken to combat the virus has a serious impact on the hospitality sector. We try to collect all information and do what The Caterer does the best: provide guidance and shine light on ways how we can survive and emerge stronger at the end.

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News

Pandemic cost hospitality industry £100b in sales

30 July 2021 by

Hospitality businesses have suffered a £100.2b drop in sales from pre-pandemic levels in the 15 months since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the latest edition of the UKHospitality Quarterly Tracker with CGA reveals.

Advice

Wake-up call: what are the alternatives to redundancy?

29 July 2021 by

It may be possible to avoid the cost of redundancies, whether that’s through voluntary retirement or redeploying your people, says Ed Cotton.

Labour opposition could scupper vaccine passport plans News

Labour opposition could scupper vaccine passport plans

22 July 2021 by

Plans to make Covid certification mandatory from September for nightclubs and 'crowded venues' could be scuppered[...]

Viewpoint: hospitality should be upping prices, says Gordon McIntyre In-Depth

Viewpoint: hospitality should be upping prices, says Gordon McIntyre

22 July 2021 by

Tough times call for tough decisions, and as we come out of the pandemic, we must[...]

BrewDog posts £13m loss after pandemic hits on-trade and bars News

BrewDog posts £13m loss after pandemic hits on-trade and bars

22 July 2021 by

Brewer and bar operator BrewDog has reported £13m in pre-tax losses for 2020 as the impact[...]

Easing of legal restrictions not the end of hospitality’s challenges News

Easing of legal restrictions not the end of hospitality’s challenges

22 July 2021 by

Research published by the UK’s hospitality and pub trade bodies has reflected the scale of the[...]

Nightclubs 'devastated' by vaccine passport announcement on reopening day News

Nightclubs 'devastated' by vaccine passport announcement on reopening day

19 July 2021

Just hours after nightclubs were able to reopen yesterday for the first time in over a year, the government announced that Covid certification will become mandatory for 'crowded venues' from the end of September.

Remaining restrictions on hospitality dropped in England but long road to recovery ahead News

Remaining restrictions on hospitality dropped in England but long road to recovery ahead

19 July 2021

All remaining restrictions on the hospitality sector in England have been dropped from today, but it remains the beginning of a long road to recovery for many businesses in the sector.

June sales in managed pubs and restaurants near 2019 levels News

June sales in managed pubs and restaurants near 2019 levels

19 July 2021 by

Sales in Britain’s managed pubs, restaurant and bar groups dropped just 1% from the same month[...]

Pandemic slashes hospitality turnover by 30% News

Pandemic slashes hospitality turnover by 30%

19 July 2021 by

Consumer spending on hospitality and turnover in the sector stand at around 70% of pre-pandemic levels.

Government says app to verify Covid passports will launch this weekend News

Government says app to verify Covid passports will launch this weekend

16 July 2021 by

The government has said an app to verify Covid passports will be available “by Saturday” amid[...]

Staffing crisis: shortage of bouncers a 'ticking time bomb' for bars and nightclubs News

Staffing crisis: shortage of bouncers a 'ticking time bomb' for bars and nightclubs

16 July 2021 by

A shortage of security staff could pose a serious risk to public safety when all pubs,[...]

Hospitality staffing shortage: alternative ways to find employees Staffing

Hospitality staffing shortage: alternative ways to find employees

15 July 2021

With the hospitality staffing crisis worse than ever, employers using traditional means of finding staff are fishing in an increasingly small pond. We speak to the charities and schemes offering alternative routes to a new workforce.

Wales expected to move to 'level zero' next month News

Wales expected to move to 'level zero' next month

14 July 2021

The limits on the number of people who can gather outdoors in Wales will be removed from Saturday (17 July) as the country moves into alert level one, first minister Mark Drakeford confirmed this afternoon.

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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