All news articles for January 2021

Brighter uplands: 'the legal landscape, in licensing terms, will be different, both in substance and in form, once we are through this pandemic'

Licensing Hub – Legal with Poppleston Allen

How could Covid-19 change the on-trade's legal landscape?

By Andy Grimsey, Poppleston Allen

In previous years it has been customary for our first article of the new year to look forward to the year come, and make observations about possible legal changes for the hospitality industry in the coming months.

Large operator: Whitbread stated the job losses were less than previously feared

Whitbread cuts 1,500 jobs

By Nikkie Thatcher

The parent company of Beefeater, Brewers Fayre and Premier Inn confirmed 1,500 job losses in its latest trading update – just over 4% of its 36,000 staff.

Importance of VAT cut: hospitality operators have said the reduction to 5% has been very important to their business amid the coronavirus pandemic

VAT rate reversion could risk 310k jobs

By Emily Hawkins

The Government has been pressed to extend the reduced VAT rate beyond the spring to protect some 310,000 jobs in the hospitality and tourism sector.

Next steps? 'the best thing for the hospitality sector is we all work together to defeat the virus, in the way I’m absolutely certain we can, with disciplined action and the vaccine roll out, and get it back on its feet,' Boris Johnson said

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MPs back hospitality minister motion: what happens next?

By Stuart Stone

A petition to appoint a dedicated minister for the hospitality sector hit Westminster boasting more than 200,000 signatures earlier this week. After a positive Parliamentary reception, where does it go from here?

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