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Insect repellent: avoiding having bright colours in your garden is one tip to deter wasps from buzzing around your customers (image: Getty/marcophotos)

9 ways pubs can ward off wasps

With summer well under way and the warm weather bringing out all creatures great and small, we’ve put together a few tips on how operators and deter wasps from buzzing around their customers in the garden.

Vacancies up more than a third on 2021

Job vacancies in the hospitality sector have risen by 44,000 (34%) compared to last year despite a small fall over the past three months, according to official figures.

What should the new PM make a priority?

With Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak fighting it out to become the next Conservative Party leader, we want to know what you think should be a priority for the next PM to concentrate on to help to the sector.

Firms push up menu prices by 9%

Business leaders have increased prices by 9% on average over the past 12 months with plans to hike them by a further 6% in the next year, research has found.

'Things can only get better'

I am old enough to remember when Tony Blair first got elected and particularly the Labour Party’s then electoral anthem “things can only get better “.

Energy crisis: ‘Situation dire’ for pubs

Trade body the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has written to the two Conservative party candidates, urging them to meet with business leaders to help save pubs and other hospitality venues from closure.

Trade bodies demand Gov act on energy costs

Hospitality sector heavyweights have demanded urgent action from the Government as soaring energy prices have become an “existential emergency” that have put businesses and jobs at “grave risk”.

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