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UKH pushes for further support

Published:  10 May, 2021

UK Hospitality (UKH) has called on the government to provide further support for the sector by improving access to capital and to stick to the roadmap of lifting all restrictions from 21 June. 


Budget: Chancellor freezes all alcohol duty

Published:  03 March, 2021

Duty on wines, spirits and beers is to be frozen, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in today’s Budget. 


Up to 310,000 hospitality jobs at risk without 5% VAT extension

Published:  14 January, 2021

Up to 310,000 jobs across the hospitality and tourism sector are at risk without an extension of the reduced 5% VAT rate, a new survey has revealed. 


Trade bodies welcome Chancellor’s latest support package

Published:  23 October, 2020

Trade bodies across the industry have welcomed the Chancellor’s latest support package for businesses announced yesterday afternoon. 


UKH: Additional extensive financial support crucial

Published:  12 October, 2020

UK Hospitality (UKH) has welcomed the new support for closed hospitality businesses but said that support for others must go further, repeating its call for a much more comprehensive package of support for the whole sector to cover rent and other overheads.  


Trade bodies urge govt to provide more targeted support

Published:  24 September, 2020

Trade bodies have urged the government to provide more sector targeted support following Chancellor Sunak Rishi announcement of the Winter Economy Plan earlier today. 


Sunak reveals new Job Support Scheme and confirms VAT cuts

Published:  24 September, 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed the details of the government’s Winter Economy Plan, including a new Job Support Scheme that will replace furlough when it closes on 31 October, and an extension of the VAT break for hospitality until 31 March 2021. 


More than 53,000 outlets sign up for Eat Out To Help Out scheme

Published:  29 July, 2020

More than 53,000 restaurants, bars and cafes across the UK have signed up to the government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme offering diners a 50% discount during August.


Sunak confirms “urgent comprehensive review” of 2 metre rule

Published:  15 June, 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed PM Boris Johnson has ordered a “comprehensive review” on the 2 metre social distancing rule.


Downey proposes revised 12-month rent free plan to chancellor

Published:  09 June, 2020

Hospitality Union founder Jonathan Downey has written a second letter to the chancellor Rishi Sunak with a new proposal for a national time out rent deal.


Furlough scheme extended to October

Published:  12 May, 2020

The government has announced it is extending the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) for an additional four months, while also adding in some provision to bring furloughed employees back to work on a part time basis.


No 'cliff-edge' in furlough scheme

Published:  05 May, 2020

There will be no “cliff-edge” for businesses to face when the Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme (JRS) is brought to end, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said.


Budget: Coronavirus relief for SMEs and employees

Published:  11 March, 2020

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered a bold response to the coronavirus crisis in his 11 March budget, with a raft of measures to support SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and their employees.