The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 28

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Challenges keep on coming

By Ed Bedington

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...

Furlough costs: UKHospitality's chief executive  Kate Nicholls has said while Government job support has helped some businesses, operators are still struggling to meet costs with Covid restrictions in place

Furlough 'still a cost to businesses'

By Emily Hawkins

UKHospitality boss Kate Nicholls has defended pub bosses who have had to lay off staff since the start of the pandemic despite job support schemes.

London calling: many furloughed pub and bar staff returned to their homes overseas and do not wish to return because of low pay, a union has said (image: Getty / Eachat)

London staff shortage 'self-inflicted crisis'

By Emily Hawkins

London's hospitality staff shortage is “largely a self-inflicted crisis of the industry’s own creation,” a union officer has said while calling for higher wages.

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