JD Wetherspoon has posted a growth in like-for-like sales of 5% in its full year statement, but will need to maintain growth in turbulent trading conditions to maintain stability in the current year.
Net migration from the EU has fallen to its lowest level since December 2012, prompting industry figures to demand clarity on the country’s long term immigration plan while focusing on skills above national quo ... Read more
A no-deal Brexit scenario will involve more bureaucracy and taxes on trade, government preparedness papers have warned, potentially causing increase in prices for the hospitality sector and hurdles to operation ... Read more
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has requested a meeting with government officials “at the earliest possible opportunity” as fears over what a no-deal Brexit could mean for the food supply chain mount.
If food has to be stockpiled or even rationed in the event of a no-deal Brexit, increased costs and falling consumer confidence could have serious implications for the hospitality industry, a purchasing expert ... Read more
MPs on the influential Home Affairs Committee have called on the government to drop their target to see net migration fall to the “tens of thousands”, and instead have a “measured debate” on immigration reform ... Read more
Britain could face a “dairy dilemma” with restrictions in the availability of butter, yoghurts and cheese in the short term, even if it secures a “softer departure” and a trade deal with the European Union.