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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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Hospitality responsible for a quarter of Britain’s GDP drop

Published:  15 June, 2020

Britain’s hospitality sector was responsible for nearly a quarter of the GDP losses felt by UK business in April, according to the latest UK Hospitality tracker.  

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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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NPD Group highlights off-premise opportunity for pubs and bars post lockdown

Published:  11 June, 2020

The NPD Group has highlighted the opportunity for bars and pubs to focus on the contribution of off-sales visits to their businesses post lockdown.    

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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.

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UK Hospitality urges government to provide financial support to overcome rent stand-off

Published:  10 June, 2020

UK Hospitality has urged the government to provide fiscal support to overcome the stand-off between landlords and tenants over unpaid rent. 

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Sharma confirms on-trade to stay shuttered until 4 July

Published:  09 June, 2020

Business secretary Alok Sharma has confirmed that the on-trade is to remain closed until 4 July. 

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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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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.

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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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Order-from-table mobile app gains traction

Published:  04 June, 2020

As the on-trade gears up to begin a safe reopening on 4 July, mobile ordering app OrderPay has signed up several more high street names looking to meet social distancing requirements.

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"Hammer blow" to on-trade from Covid-19, report predicts

Published:  03 June, 2020

Drinking occasions have "been dealt a hammer blow” a new report into the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on consumer markets has concluded. 

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Social distancing research fuels on-trade debate

Published:  02 June, 2020

New research into the effectiveness of social distancing measures has renewed debate in the on-trade about the challenges of re-opening for business.

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Fuller's launches income streaming service for staff

Published:  01 June, 2020

Pub and hotel business Fuller’s has partnered with income-streaming provider Wagestream to give its staff access to their wages - or their furlough pay - ahead of pay day.

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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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All-star panel talks how to deal with pandemic in restaurant environment

Published:  28 May, 2020

Building trust around social distancing rules will be the major challenge for restaurants looking to relaunch their businesses after lockdown eases, a leading on-trade panel has agreed.

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Night trade poses biggest barrier to reopening on-premise

Published:  22 May, 2020

Packed pubs, standing-only bars and heaving nightclubs pose the biggest challenge to getting the struggling on-trade back on its feet, the IWSR has suggested.

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Carluccio's bailout saves under half of its restaurants

Published:  22 May, 2020

Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s has completed its bailout deal with Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG), saving 30 of its 71 restaurants and costing 1,000 furloughed workers their jobs.

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