Greater Manchester

City economies: night time economy adviser for Bristol, Carly Heath, night czar for London, Amy Lamé and night time economy adviser for Greater Manchester, Sacha Lord, wrote to Rishi Sunak together. (image: Alena Kravchenko / Getty)

Cities’ night czars call for more support

By Emily Hawkins

Night-time economy advisers in Bristol, London and Greater Manchester have written to the Chancellor urging for more support in an “unprecedented period of restrictions.”

Staff shortage: the recruitment crisis in the trade has meant wages have risen (image: Getty/Volha Shakhava)

Wages driven up by staff shortages

By MCA

The average wages of pub and restaurant workers have risen by as much as 14%, driven by a shortage of staff in the hospitality sector.