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No update on VAT cut or business rates holiday extension until March

12 January 2021 by

The industry is to wait for the chancellor's budget in March for further financial support and news on whether the current VAT cut and business rates holiday will be extended.

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Chancellor extends furlough until end of April

17 December 2020 by

The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of April 2021, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced today.

Operators left with six-figure gap in budget after Job Retention Bonus payout postponed News

Operators left with six-figure gap in budget after Job Retention Bonus payout postponed

09 November 2020 by

Hospitality operators say they are losing trust in government with some facing six-figure gaps in their[...]

Operators concerned furlough extension could mean longer closure News

Operators concerned furlough extension could mean longer closure

05 November 2020 by

While many operators were relieved yesterday by the extension of the furlough scheme until the end[...]

MPs approve lockdown in England and closure of hospitality News

MPs approve lockdown in England and closure of hospitality

04 November 2020 by

MPs have approved plans to put England into lockdown from midnight tonight, including the closure of[...]

Trade bodies call on government to secure future of British hospitality and supply chain News

Trade bodies call on government to secure future of British hospitality and supply chain

04 November 2020 by

Trade bodies representing the UK’s hospitality, pubs and their supply chain businesses have called on the[...]

Chancellor launches scheme to top-up employee wages and extends VAT cut to March 2021 News

Chancellor launches scheme to top-up employee wages and extends VAT cut to March 2021

24 September 2020

The government will top-up the wages of employees kept in roles on reduced hours in a bid to ward off redundancies through the winter months.

Mounting anger among operators excluded from latest government support News

Mounting anger among operators excluded from latest government support

24 September 2020

Leaders from the night time economy sector have said they are “an industry in exile” having been excluded from the latest raft of government support, and have warned that growing anger among operators will give rise to backlash.

Treasury Committee urges targeted extension to Job Retention Scheme News

Treasury Committee urges targeted extension to Job Retention Scheme

11 September 2020 by

The Treasury Committee has urged chancellor Rishi Sunak to “carefully consider” targeted extensions to the Coronavirus[...]

Night-time industry leaders ‘very positive’ following government meeting News

Night-time industry leaders ‘very positive’ following government meeting

08 September 2020 by

Night-time industry leaders who met with government representatives yesterday to negotiate a recovery plan for the[...]

Renewed calls for hospitality furlough scheme extension as collapse of inbound tourism could see three million jobs lost News

Renewed calls for hospitality furlough scheme extension as collapse of inbound tourism could see three million jobs lost

01 September 2020 by

Calls for a hospitality-specific extension of the government’s furlough scheme have been renewed as it is[...]

Night-time economy at ‘risk of collapse’ if government fails to act News

Night-time economy at ‘risk of collapse’ if government fails to act

24 August 2020 by

A consortium of leading night-time operators, including the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), has challenged the[...]

Scotland announces £14m hotel recovery programme News

Scotland announces £14m hotel recovery programme

29 July 2020

The Scottish government has committed to two new funding packages worth £15m to support the tourism sector as it continues to feel the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

One in three furloughed hospitality jobs at risk News

One in three furloughed hospitality jobs at risk

23 July 2020

Around one in three furloughed hospitality workers’ jobs could be at risk, according to accountancy firm PwC.

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