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Post-pandemic staffing

Published:  22 June, 2020

With a shortage of qualified on-trade staff an industry issue pre Covid-19, what will be the outcome for those that weather lockdown? Chris Losh reports.

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New app and bar as Soho’s Trade embraces post-pandemic landscape

Published:  22 June, 2020

Hospitality members’ club Trade is to shift to a “virtual version” of the club’s benefits post-lockdown, looking to evolve its industry support ethos with the launch of a resource-based app.

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On-trade groups take initiative on reopening

Published:  22 June, 2020

Many UK pub, restaurant and café operators have set a 4 July reopening in motion despite there still being no announcement from government confirming either the date or possible easing of the 2 metre rule.

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Research confirms protracted on-trade recovery

Published:  22 June, 2020

A new survey of UK Hospitality (UKH) members has confirmed that hospitality businesses are expecting a lengthy and painful recovery, with levels of trade expected to be significantly supressed for many months to come.

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‘Distancing’ most important to on-trade guests post-lockdown

Published:  19 June, 2020

Having social distancing measures in place has been revealed to be the key concern for consumers when they return to the on-trade post-lockdown, according to new research released by Hallgarten & Novum Wines today. 

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Pernod Ricard unveils on-trade reopening guide

Published:  18 June, 2020

Pernod Ricard UK has published a ‘Back to work in the new normal’ guide to help the hospitality industry prepare to reopen. 

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AA launches ‘Covid-19 Confident’ scheme to reassure customers

Published:  18 June, 2020

The AA has launches a Covid-19 Confident accreditation scheme for hospitality businesses that have put risk assessments and safety measures in place.  

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Westminster City Council outlines reopening strategy for hospitality

Published:  17 June, 2020

Westminster City Council has outlined the measures it plans to implement in order to help hospitality businesses continue trading while social distancing remains in place. 

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FDF calls on support for squeezed supply chain

Published:  17 June, 2020

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has warned that the ‘squeezed middle’ [supply chain] needs support if the hospitality restart is to succeed.

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Johnson urges continued patience in relation to reduction of 2 metre rule

Published:  16 June, 2020

Taking tonights briefing, PM Boris Johnson asked the hospitlity sector to remain patient in relation to reducing the 2 metre social distancing rule as the on-trade struggles to plan ahead of the mooted reopening on 4 July. 

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On-trade calls grow in urgency for clarity on reopening

Published:  16 June, 2020

As the tough balancing act between protecting health and promoting the economy dominates national debate, UK on-trade operators are becoming increasingly vocal on the need for government clarity ahead of reopening.

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UK Hospitality urges government to confirm reopening date

Published:  16 June, 2020

UK Hospitality has urged the government to confirm a reopening date for hospitality to enable the on-trade to prepare for it properly.   

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MPs publish government recommendations to help re-start businesses

Published:  11 June, 2020

A cross-party group of MPs has delivered a number of recommendations outlining how governments across the UK can best support businesses in restarting and rebuilding after the Covid-19 crisis in a new report.

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10 June furlough deadline presents hospitality with difficult call

Published:  09 June, 2020

The 10 June cut-off for entering staff on furlough is presenting some hospitality businesses with a tough decision against an uncertain timetable for a staged reopening of the industry.

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Rémy Cointreau launches free online training for hospitality workers

Published:  09 June, 2020

Rémy Cointreau has partnered with Flow Hospitality Training to provide free online training for hospitality workers.

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Soapbox: Stephen Finch on the 2 metre barrier to trade

Published:  08 June, 2020

Asking for rational trade-offs, Vagabond’s Stephen Finch voices the on-trade’s concern over the economic impact of shut-down and the 2 metre distancing rule.

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‘Save summer six’ ministers press for 22 June on-trade reopening

Published:  08 June, 2020

Boris Johnson is understood to be close to agreement with a group of senior ministers to look at reopening the hospitality sector on 22 June.

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Food & accommodation sectors have largest proportion furloughed

Published:  05 June, 2020

The extent to which lockdown has impacted on the UK hospitality sector has been thrown into sharp relief by the latest ONS (Office for National Statistics) figures.

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Industry gives cautious welcome to furlough scheme changes

Published:  01 June, 2020

The UK drinks trade has welcomed the extension of the government’s furlough scheme for UK workers during the corovirus crisis – but with concerns for the future.

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Berry Bros and Liberty aim to raise thousands for hospitality

Published:  26 May, 2020

Supplier Liberty Wines and merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd (BBR) are among those leading a number of initiatives to support hospitality businesses during Covid-19 lockdown.

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