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Inside track: let's speak with one voice, says Robin Hutson

05 January 2021 by

As we approach a Parliamentary debate on the creation of a minister for hospitality, Robin Hutson explains the importance of a voice outside of Westminster.

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UK's hospitality sector suffered £53b drop in sales in 2020

24 December 2020 by

The UK’s hospitality sector suffered lost sales of more than £53b in 2020 due to the impact of coronavirus restrictions on trade.

Hospitality could face ‘new year bloodbath’ of businesses unless rent moratoria are extended News

Hospitality could face ‘new year bloodbath’ of businesses unless rent moratoria are extended

04 December 2020 by

UKHospitality is warning that the sector is on a countdown to a devastating rent tipping point[...]

UKHospitality calls for Tesco's £585m grant repayment to create hospitality and tourism recovery fund News

UKHospitality calls for Tesco's £585m grant repayment to create hospitality and tourism recovery fund

02 December 2020 by

UKHospitality has called for the establishment of a hospitality and tourism recovery fund to support hospitality[...]

Cateys 2020: Special Award – Kate Nicholls Profiles

Cateys 2020: Special Award – Kate Nicholls

22 November 2020 by

Kate Nicholls has been the consistent, passionate and determined driving force behind industry relations since the[...]

VAT cut and rates holiday extensions ‘crucial’ to survival of UK hospitality News

VAT cut and rates holiday extensions ‘crucial’ to survival of UK hospitality

20 November 2020 by

Extending the VAT cut and the business rates holiday are top priorities for the hospitality sector[...]

Calls for tier changes as 72% of hospitality businesses say they expect to close next year News

Calls for tier changes as 72% of hospitality businesses say they expect to close next year

19 November 2020

Around 72% of hospitality businesses expect to become unviable and close in 2021, according to a survey of members by trade bodies the British Beer & Pub Association, the British Institute of Innkeeping and UKHospitality.

Call for clarity on reopening date as industry burns through £500m 'to stay closed' News

Call for clarity on reopening date as industry burns through £500m 'to stay closed'

17 November 2020

The government urgently needs to clarify whether hospitality will reopen in December as the sector is burning through £500m in cash reserves in November ‘just to stay closed’.

Kate Nicholls: Growing rent debt is 'single biggest issue' facing hospitality News

Kate Nicholls: Growing rent debt is 'single biggest issue' facing hospitality

06 November 2020 by

Growing rent debt is the “single biggest issue” facing hospitality and will “cripple” the sector without[...]

‘Huge question marks’ surround study claiming Eat Out to Help Out saw increase in Covid-19 cases News

‘Huge question marks’ surround study claiming Eat Out to Help Out saw increase in Covid-19 cases

30 October 2020 by

The Eat Out to Help Out scheme caused a “significant” rise in new infections, researchers have[...]

Scotland’s five-tier system backed despite hospitality’s concerns over lack of guidance News

Scotland’s five-tier system backed despite hospitality’s concerns over lack of guidance

28 October 2020 by

Scottish MSPs have approved the country’s five-tier strategic framework despite concerns that businesses are lacking the[...]

Calls to scrap 'unnecessary' late-night levy as curfew hits trade News

Calls to scrap 'unnecessary' late-night levy as curfew hits trade

27 October 2020 by

Hospitality trade bodies are calling on the government to freeze a tax on late-night venues, as[...]

Hospitality industry to protest outside parliament this morning News

Hospitality industry to protest outside parliament this morning

19 October 2020

Hospitality workers are to descend on Westminster this morning to protest against the successive blows restrictions have dealt the industry in recent months and call for further support for businesses and employees.

More than a hundred industry leaders warn prime minister of catastrophic job losses ahead in 'bleakest of winters' News

More than a hundred industry leaders warn prime minister of catastrophic job losses ahead in 'bleakest of winters'

30 September 2020

More than a hundred business leaders have told the prime minster hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost during the “bleakest of winters” if more is not done to support the hospitality industry.

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