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Furloughed staff: £398m was claimed by the food and accommodation sector for May (image: Getty/Kosamtu)

Third of sector on furlough at end of spring

By Emily Hawkins

One third of the hospitality sector (33%) was on furlough at the end of May 2021 – the month lockdown restrictions on indoor hospitality were eased.

Hit hard: Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to do more to help hospitality after it has suffered mass job losses amid the coronavirus pandemic (image: Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street on Flickr)

Chancellor implored to act to save pub jobs

By Emily Hawkins

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been pressed to extend vital support for hospitality, after figures reveal the sector as the hardest hit by job losses once more.