Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Kwasi Kwarteng yesterday (Wednesday 20 July) announced the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) was to be extended for a further two years in an effort to support businesses grappling with rising costs...
The number of English and Welsh pubs fell below 40,000 for the first time during the first half of 2022, having fallen by 7,107 in the past 10 years, new research from real estate adviser Altus Group has revealed.
Average drinks sales in managed pubs, bars, and restaurants were 1% down in the seven days to Saturday 18 June compared with the same period in 2019, according to the latest Drinks Recovery Tracker from CGA by NielsenIQ.
Combined delivery and takeaway sales at Britain’s leading managed restaurant and pub groups have fallen to 29% below the level of May 2021, the CGA by NielsenIQ and Slerp Hospitality at Home Tracker has revealed.
Rail strikes confirmed to take place later this month will have a “devastating” impact on the hospitality industry as it continues to rebuild following the pandemic, according to trade bodies and representatives across the sector.
Government must take decisive action in introducing relief, such as a reduction of VAT, for the hospitality sector following the exposure of its actions during lockdown, the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) has stated.
Average drinks sales by value in Britain’s managed pubs, bars and restaurants were 2% down in the seven days to Saturday 2 April when compared with the same week in 2019, the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker has shown.
Following the Government's Living with Covid plan being published last week, The Morning Advertiser has taken a deep dive into the rules and regulations the sector has faced amid the pandemic over the past two years.
The ending of Covid restrictions has been welcomed by hospitality but this was alongside calls for the Government to continue to support the sector after it “has sacrificed more than just about any other part of the economy”, according to trade bodies...
UKHospitality (UKH) has urged the Government to consider how public messaging directly impacts consumer confidence in the future as part of the trade bodies five key support measurements as the UK learns to live with Covid.
Drinks sales in Britain’s managed pubs, bars and restaurants saw a drop in sales of 8% in the week to Saturday 29 January compared to the same period in 2020, the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker has revealed.
Pubs have been left in a ‘fragile state’ with no cash reserves, forcing some to consider ceasing trade as one in 10 licensees believe their business is currently unviable, according to the latest British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) member survey.
The coronavirus pandemic has taught operators the need to be resilient and adaptable, the importance of technology and who could be counted on as loyal friends and customers, according to licensees across the sector.
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).
There were 10,650 more food and drink businesses across the hospitality sector in 2021 than in March 2019 and 3,650 more when compared with March 2020, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) official UK Business Count.
Average drinks sales by value in Britain’s managed pubs, bars and restaurants in the week to Saturday 15 January were 12% down when compared to the same week in 2020, according to the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker.
While Britain’s hospitality sector grew modestly in the last quarter of 2021, tough trading conditions now threaten to halt the sector’s upturn, the Market Recovery Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners has revealed.
Covid Passes led to confusion, conflict and cost in what was "this year's version of the Scotch egg", according to Revolution Bars chief executive Rob Pitcher, who said the Government must do more than roll back Plan B restrictions.