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End of restrictions: Sector welcomes the end of uncertainty but must be allowed to continue trading indefinitely according to the NTIA  (Credit: Getty/joec)

Sector welcomes the 'end of uncertainty' after Covid restrictions lift

By Rebecca Weller

Hospitality will ‘celebrate’ the end of ‘Plan B’ and ‘uncertainty’ as restrictions across the country are lifted, but night-time businesses need to be able to continue trading indefinitely, according to the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA).

Restart the party: vaccine passports will remain in place at Scottish nightclubs (credit: Getty/agrobacter)

Scottish restrictions ‘worth it’ as nightclubs reopen

By Gary Lloyd

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said restrictions that have hit hospitality hard during the pandemic had been “worth it” as nightclubs and large indoor events were permitted to resume from Monday 24 January.

Government rules: the work from home guidance has impacted pubs, particularly those in town and city centres (image: Getty/Catherine Delahaye)

Plan B easing announcement expected

By Nikkie Thatcher

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to reveal the lifting of Plan B rules will be implemented next week in an announcement later today (Wednesday 19 January).

Restarting recovery: Restrictions on hospitality businesses to be lifted as of 28 January with crowds back at sporting events the week before (Credit: Shutterstock/ComposedPix)

Welsh Six Nations games to be played in Wales

By Rebecca Weller

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed Wales’s Six Nations rugby matches are to be hosted in Wales as planned after restrictions were lifted, offering a chance for hospitality businesses in the country to recoup some revenue from lost trade...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 35

The Lock In Podcast

Hard times ahead?

By Ed Bedington

The Lock In team review the Christmas that wasn't and take a look to the months ahead and what to expect. We talk the challenging financial situation with top advice from expert advisor Chris Worden from 1st Business Rescue, hear from award winning...

Left in limbo: Scotland's First Minister not lifting restrictions for pubs despite capacity sports events going ahead from Monday

Scottish hospitality businesses ‘left in limbo’

By Rebecca Weller

Scottish hospitality businesses have been ‘left in limbo’ and ‘need answers now’ following Nicola Sturgeon’s latest coronavirus update as the sector saw another opportunity for recovery ‘snatched away’, according to trade bodies across the sector.

Aleviating pressures: NTIA call for reduced isolation period (Getty/simplehappyart)

NTIA calls for Gov to reduce Covid isolation period

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has called for the Government to consider cutting down the Covid isolation period for hospitality workers, with the industry to examine a ‘Test & Release’ system.

Grants provided: local authorities will be able to distribute the funding now it has been received (image: Getty/Hiroshi Watanabe)

Councils receive Omicron grant cash

By Nikkie Thatcher

Local authorities will receive the funding for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grants from today (Friday 7 January), the Government has announced.

How can the government support the trade in January?

Grim situation as lockdown by proxy bites

By Ed Bedington

And so the trade wakes up to January, the most miserable month for the sector and the much anticipated lockdown appears to be currently receding, Tory scandal dependent of course, into the distance.

#BusinessBooster: Business rates relief of 25% not working (Credit: Getty/ sturti)

More than 100,000 businesses call for financial reassurance

By Rebecca Weller

More than 100,000 retail, hospitality and leisure businesses have called for a #BusinessBooster and urgent assurances financial support will be provided to these sectors who are hitting rock bottom following Plan B measures.

Closures loom: cancellations have risen sharply even without further restrictions implemented (credit: Getty/Panostock)

Cry to Rishi for help or see 10,000 sites shut for good

By Georgi Gyton, MCA

Hospitality leaders have warned Chancellor Rishi Sunak that he must commit to a package of support for businesses within the next 24 hours or risk the permanent closure of thousands of pubs and restaurants.

Will the Government support pubs and bars?

Lockdown by proxy must come with support

By Ed Bedington

It was a sobering experience watching my social feeds this weekend, as operator after operator voiced their despair as they watched Christmas trade fall off a cliff.

What's in the news 17 December

The MA's Review of the Week

'The least Mad Friday we've had for years...'

By Ed Bedington

With Christmas looming, The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington caught up with Revolution Bars CEO Rob Pitcher to get his take on the headlines of the week, from the lack of support from Rishi, through to the "over-reaction" in Wales which...

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