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UK economy shrank by 19.1% in the three months to May

14 July 2020 by

The UK economy shrank by 19.1% in the three months to May, and by a record[...]


Registration opens for Eat Out to Help Out scheme

13 July 2020 by

The Eat Out to Help Out registration page is now live, allowing businesses to join the[...]


Concerns chancellor's VAT break could be undermined by promises of price cuts

Just days after the industry welcomed the job-saving potential of the chancellor's VAT cut, operators have[...]


JD Wetherspoon founder welcomes VAT cut as first step towards tax equality with supermarkets

13 July 2020 by

JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin has welcomed the chancellor’s VAT cut as the first step towards[...]


UKHospitality urges continued support for pubs and venues ‘left behind’ by chancellor

09 July 2020

UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls has said that the dialogue on financial support must continue for pubs and other wet-led businesses that remain closed and excluded from the chancellor's latest financial package.


VAT cut and discount scheme welcomed by industry as chancellor gives it a 'fighting chance’

08 July 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's decision to slash VAT for hospitality to 5% and introduce a "first of its kind" government discount scheme to encourage people to eat out in August, has been welcomed by the industry.


Chancellor expected to announce VAT cut while Treasury revisits coronavirus support loans

06 July 2020 by

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce a temporary VAT cut for hospitality businesses as part[...]


Industry bodies demand government issues definitive opening date and guidance

15 June 2020 by

A definitive date for opening and guidance on safety requirements have been demanded by industry bodies.


Chancellor urged to prioritise hospitality ahead of potential July emergency budget

02 June 2020 by

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been asked to put hospitality at the heart of plans to reboot[...]


Government to develop code of practice for landlord and commercial tenant negotiations

29 May 2020 by

The government is to develop a code of practice for high street businesses and landlords to[...]


Government decision to exclude tronc from CJRS based on ‘completely mistaken assumption’

01 May 2020

The government has been accused of basing its exclusion of tronc and service charge from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on a “completely mistaken assumption”.


Chancellor launches 100%-taxpayer-backed loans up to £50,000

27 April 2020

Businesses will be able to access 100%-taxpayer-backed loans of up to £50,000 after hospitality operators revealed more than half of applications had been turned down.

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