- Welsh pubs can reopen indoors from 3 August - Pubs and bars in Wales will be able to reopen for indoor use from Monday 3 August providing coronavirus cases continue to fall
- Time for the local to shine – but those still closed need extra support - Tomorrow (4 July) is the day we have all been waiting for and while there is a quiet confidence in the air, I’m well aware of the nervousness across the sector.
- How many venues have signed up for Eat Out to Help Out scheme? - More than 53,000 hospitality venues have signed up to the Government’s nationwide Eat Out to Help Out Scheme so far, HMRC has revealed.
- More than half of operators plan to participate in Eat Out to Help Out - Some 58% of operators are planning to offer customers 50% off (up to £10 per person) as part of the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme next month (August).
- Who are the winners and losers from the Chancellor's 'mini Budget'? - Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a £30bn relief package to help the UK economy recover from the Covid-19 pandemic – but what impact will it have on the pub trade's recovery?
- Sunak: millions of pounds in financial support for pubs - Pubs have been handed a hefty financial support plan today by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, including a scheme giving customers up to £10 off each on sit-down meals and non-alcoholic drinks in August, as well as a significant VAT cut on food, accommodation and attractions.
- ‘Pass on VAT cut benefit to customers if possible’ - The Government has confirmed it would like to see businesses pass on the benefits of its VAT cut to customers where possible.
- Government obesity measures ‘slap in the face’ for pubs - UKHospitality (UKH) chief executive Kate Nicholls has said the Government’s obesity strategy, which includes compulsory calorie information on menus, signals extra pressure for businesses already struggling.