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Rail strikes in 2024 have cost hospitality £750m

Published:  05 April, 2024

Industrial action across the rail network from Friday 5 April to Monday 8 April is estimated to cost the hospitality sector £387m, according to UKhospitality. 


Friday read: Maximum impact – the cancelled train strikes impacting bookings by 50%

Published:  19 January, 2024

The ongoing threat of strikes is causing unmitigated damage to the UK hospitality industry, with business telling Harpers they can impact trade by 50% or more, even if they don’t go ahead.


D&M achieves record Christmas sales

Published:  17 January, 2024

Drake and Morgan, operator of 17 premium bars and restaurants in London and Manchester, has announced record festive trading with like-for-like sales up 31.7% against the same period in 2022 (4 weeks to 31 December 2023).


‘No Christmas strikes’ – hospitality leaders urge unions

Published:  02 October, 2023

Leading hospitality businesses have called for the festive season to be protected from strike action amidst the ongoing rail dispute.


Pub and bar company insolvencies jump by 83% in past year to 512

Published:  13 February, 2023

Insolvencies of pub and bar companies have increased by 83% in the past year, from 280 in 2020/21 to 512, says UHY Hacker Young, the national accountancy group.