Pubs & Bars
Housing minister considering allowing hospitality businesses to use streets for al fresco dining
Granting ‘blanket’ permission for restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars to use pedestrianised streets for outdoor dining, is being considered by housing and local government minister Robert Jenrick."
Campaign calls on government to transform UK streets into a Grand Outdoor Café
A campaign, led by music venue the Piano Works and supported by UKHospitality, is calling on the government and operators to support a campaign to transform public spaces and streets into al fresco dining spaces.
Pubs in 'fight for survival' call for rent holiday as landlord announces 'multi-million' support package
A cross-party group of MPs has written to the UK’s biggest pub landlord Ei Group urging it to cancel rent for thousands of tenants in order to save the pub industry.
Survey shows 17% of hospitality businesses have made redundancies during lockdown
Despite the “hugely detrimental impact on profits” caused by Covid-19, only 17% of pubs, bars and restaurants have been forced to make redundancies, a survey by Caterlyst has shown. "
SMEs may 'be hit by nasty bills from accidentally overclaiming’ on furlough applications
Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are making errors on their applications for the government’s furlough scheme – meaning they will have to repay thousands of pounds back to HMRC later.
Consumer confidence 'decimated' as operators look at long-term consequences
Confidence in the hospitality market has been “decimated” with London hardest hit, group chief executive of CGA, Phil Tate, has said.