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Government unveils key measures for hospitality growth

Published:  18 July, 2024

The Labour government’s first King’s Speech has been welcomed by the hospitality sector for introducing measures aimed at achieving a 6% annual growth potential. Key proposals include reforms to the Apprenticeship Levy and the planning system, which were major requests from industry body UKHospitality.


Third of hospitality businesses risk going bust in 2023

Published:  31 October, 2022

More than a third of the UK’s hospitality sector faces closure in 2023 due to the ‘cost of business crisis’.


Industry welcomes plans to lift restrictions but warns long road ahead

Published:  06 July, 2021

The hospitality industry has welcomed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on the lifting of restrictions on 19 July as a “major milestone”, but warned of a "long road ahead".


Reopening guide issued to help businesses push back on incorrect enforcement

Published:  12 April, 2021

Hospitality trade bodies have published a one-page guide stating the key rules operators must follow to reopen safely and in accordance with government guidelines. 


Three quarters of hospitality businesses could close in 2021

Published:  19 November, 2020

Trade bodies have called for an adaptation of Tier restrictions as they warn almost three quarters of hospitality businesses could close without further government support.


Quarter of businesses think they will fail by end of year

Published:  24 September, 2020

Almost a quarter (23%) of hospitality businesses think their businesses will fail by the end of the year without further government support.


Pressure mounts on PM to axe the 2 metre rule

Published:  11 June, 2020

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing increased pressure to axe the 2 metre social distancing rule to help re-open the on-trade and save jobs.