Government Spending

Rates will rise: Hospitality 'disappointed' as no mention of VAT rate in Spring Statement

Spring Statement March 2022

Sunak silent on VAT in Spring Statement

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Chancellor made no reference to keeping the VAT rate at 12.5% permanently in the Spring Statement on Wednesday 23 March, meaning the rate will rise to 20% in April.

Dire trade: Gov's support does little to recoup hospitality's lost trade

Gov support ‘doesn’t touch the sides’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Trade over the Christmas period was “pretty dire” at the Curlew in Bodiam, East Sussex, with the Government’s support packages doing little to provide sustained support to hospitality, said operator Matthew Devlin.

Diageo: sitting tight

Diageo: sitting tight

By Hamish Champ

Everyone and his or her dog appreciates the extent of the current global slowdown. With the exception of China, whose economy seems to have closed...

Flatters: take advantage of stressed workers

Pubs can capitalise on "sod it" factor

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

Pub retailers should concentrate on the segmentation of their offering if they are to survive a recession, according to a leading futurist and...