- More than half of hospitality workers still on furlough - Some 55% of pub and bar staff are currently on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS, known as furlough) according to official data.
- Is the hospitality sector suffering from its reluctance to invest in staff? - It’s no secret that that most hospitality businesses are suffering from a staff shortage – yes, even you Mr Martin – but while we look at Brexit and Covid-19 as the perpetrators of the problem, should we be looking closer to home for answers?
- Government to face challenge if ‘freedom day’ is denied - The Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) will challenge the Government if full reopening isn’t permitted from 21 June.
- 1 in 10 operators will fail if restrictions not removed on 21 June - Some 11% of licensees predicted their businesses will fail if the Government does not continue with its roadmap as planned and remove all restrictions later this month, research has found
- Hospitality job postings up by 46% amid indoor reopening - Pubs are desperately seeking more hands on deck with the number of new hospitality job vacancies rising by 46% in the past two weeks.
- 90% of business leaders expecting staff shortages - Nine in 10 operators are predicting issues with recruitment this year, research from across the hospitality trade has found.
- The Lock In Podcast: Challenges keep on coming - The continuing issues around a potential delay to 'freedom day', no news on any support extensions and proposed plans around smoking bans outside pubs are top of the agenda in the latest episode of the podcast. The team is also joined by British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Emma McClarkin and Bibendum's John Graves to discuss these issues alongside James Ellis-Smith of hospitality recruitment specialists One Avenue to dissect the recruitment crisis. Listen now! And don't miss the bonus ukulele performance at the end...