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Chancellor urged to consider new hospitality loan scheme

10 May 2021 by

Rishi Sunak is being urged to encourage the full lifting of restrictions on 21 June and to consider a further loan scheme to prop up hospitality businesses struggling to get back to full trading.

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Budget delivers ‘crucial support at a critical time’ – but long-term solutions lacking

The hospitality sector has broadly welcomed the chancellor’s Budget this afternoon, which delivered extensions to the VAT cut, business rates holiday and furlough scheme over the coming months, but lacked long-term solutions for problems such as rent.

Rishi Sunak faces backlash for 'wildly inaccurate' hospitality rent remarks News

Rishi Sunak faces backlash for 'wildly inaccurate' hospitality rent remarks

02 March 2021 by

Rishi Sunak has come under fire from the hospitality industry for underestimating the rent costs faced[...]

BEIS committee calls for government to address growing commercial rent arrears News

BEIS committee calls for government to address growing commercial rent arrears

01 March 2021 by

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) committee has called for the government to address growing[...]

Calls for hospitality Budget support backed by more than 80 MPs News

Calls for hospitality Budget support backed by more than 80 MPs

01 March 2021 by

More than 80 cross-party MPs are urging the chancellor to provide decisive financial support to protect[...]

Jason Atherton and Chantelle Nicholson back campaign calling on chancellor to save hospitality News

Jason Atherton and Chantelle Nicholson back campaign calling on chancellor to save hospitality

26 February 2021 by

Calls are mounting for the chancellor to support hospitality in his Budget next week, including a[...]

Business rates review delayed until the autumn News

Business rates review delayed until the autumn

19 February 2021

The government has announced that the final report on its business rates review will now be published in the autumn when there is more economic certainty.

Gordon Ramsay says restaurant industry 'should be less of a masculine world' in conversation with chancellor News

Gordon Ramsay says restaurant industry 'should be less of a masculine world' in conversation with chancellor

19 February 2021

Gordon Ramsay has said the restaurant industry "should be less of a masculine world" in conversation with chancellor Rishi Sunak.

Think tank urges chancellor to gradually phase out furlough to avoid job losses News

Think tank urges chancellor to gradually phase out furlough to avoid job losses

18 February 2021 by

Think tank the Resolution Foundation has urged chancellor Rishi Sunak to phase out the furlough scheme[...]

Bounce Back Loan repayment extension gives businesses ‘breathing space’ News

Bounce Back Loan repayment extension gives businesses ‘breathing space’

08 February 2021 by

Further details of Pay As You Grow (PAYG) have been confirmed, enabling more flexible repayments on[...]

CBI says businesses need support before Budget News

CBI says businesses need support before Budget

19 January 2021 by

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has written to the chancellor calling for further business support[...]

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

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[...]

Hospitality businesses to receive grants worth up to £9,000 News

Hospitality businesses to receive grants worth up to £9,000

05 January 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that businesses in the hospitality sector are to receive a one-off grant worth up to £9,000 to help them through to the spring.

Chancellor extends furlough until end of April News

Chancellor extends furlough until end of April

17 December 2020

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

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