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Minister of hospitality petition exceeds 100,000 signatures

Published:  16 December, 2020

A campaign pushing for a minister of hospitality has exceeded its target of 100,000 signatures, meaning parliament must now consider the topic for debate.

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Enotria adds bubbles geared away from the Grandes Marques

Published:  16 December, 2020

Enotria & Coe has added a quartet of sparkling wines to its portfolio geared away from the Grandes Marques.

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Nicholls: ‘Continuing to batter hospitality is not the answer’

Published:  15 December, 2020

UK Hospitality has branded London’s, and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire, move to Tier 3 as illogical, warning that businesses will be pushed towards failure and more jobs put at risk as a result.

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Half measures for on-trade groups post lockdown

Published:  14 December, 2020

Around half of Britain’s managed pubs, restaurants and bars were open and trading last week as lockdown ended and the new tier levels came into force in England, but sales were significantly down even in those sites able to open.

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Level 4 climbdown offers some relief for Scotland

Published:  09 December, 2020

Level 4 restrictions will come to an end for parts of west central Scotland from 6pm on December 11. However, the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) has said that there is much left to be done if businesses are to survive ongoing government measures.

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Roux folds under Covid pressure

Published:  07 December, 2020

Plummeting footfall in central London has done for Roux at Parliament Square, with Michel Roux Jr announcing the permanent closure of the well-loved Westminster site.

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Cautious optimism returns for hospitality’s businesses prospects

Published:  07 December, 2020

A new survey has revealed a rise in optimism among hospitality operators for the future of their business over the next 12 months, albeit from a very low threshhold – but representing a substantial increase from the third quarter of the year.

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Long read: From hospitality to homelessness

Published:  03 December, 2020

With 30-40% of people made homeless this year estimated to be former hospitality workers, the situation has become dire for many. Hugh Jones, who also lost his job this year as a result of the pandemic, investigates the depth of the problem, and how the trade can help.


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Jascots slides into administration

Published:  02 December, 2020

On-trade supplier Jascots Wine Merchants has gone into administration, Harpers has learned.

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Hospitality to stage second demonstration

Published:  02 December, 2020

Members of the hospitality industry will converge on Parliament Square for a second time this Monday (7 December) to urge the government to revise its policies relating to hospitality venues, both in terms of restrictions and financial support. 

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UKH calls for govt to earmark ‘Tesco hand back’ for hospitality

Published:  02 December, 2020

UK Hospitality (UKH) has called for the establishment of a Hospitality and Tourism Recovery Fund to support hospitality businesses that have not received any grant support and are at risk of closure.

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Westminster City Council extends alfresco scheme for six months

Published:  02 December, 2020

Westminster City Council has announced it has extended its alfresco dining scheme in central London, which falls under Tier 2 of the new restrictions, for another six months starting today. 

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UKH says wet-led pub grant not even a token gesture

Published:  01 December, 2020

Prime minister Boris Johnson has confirmed the government will give a one-off payment of £1,000 to pubs that do not serve food.

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25 million keen to visit on-trade this month

Published:  01 December, 2020

A total of 25 million customers want to visit the on-trade this month, according to new research by C&C-owned data and insights company Proof Insight  

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New UK immigration system goes live

Published:  01 December, 2020

The UK’s new points-based post-Brexit immigration system is now operational.

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Trade reels from Welsh trading restrictions

Published:  01 December, 2020

The drinks trade has reacted angrily to the Welsh government’s new restrictions on pubs and restaurants, announced yesterday.

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Research highlights supply chain plight

Published:  01 December, 2020

Covid has caused supply chain difficulties for more than nine in 10 hospitality businesses since they reopened in July, according to new CGA and Prestige Purchasing research released today.  

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PM promises u-turn on support for hospitality trade

Published:  30 November, 2020

Boris Johnson is set to offer more support to pubs and restaurants, the Daily Telegraph is reporting.

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At least 50k sites to be shut or unviable under new tiers

Published:  30 November, 2020

More than 50,000 of England’s licensed premises will be unable to trade under the government’s tough new tiered restrictions coming into place this week, according to research for the latest edition of the Market Recovery Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners

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Lockdown will end in Tiers (2 and 3 for most of England)

Published:  26 November, 2020

The end of lockdown will bring little relief for England’s hospitality sector, which is returning to the rule of alcohol “only to be served with substantial meals” or stricter for most of the country.

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