Late-Night Venues

Industry impact: more than three quarters of a million hospitality staff members have recently or are currently self-isolating after being 'pinged' (image: Getty/coldsnowstorm)

267k hospitality staff off work thanks to ‘pingdemic’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Six in 10 hospitality firms have had staff off work after being ‘pinged’ resulting in 267,000 – the equivalent of 13% of the industry’s workforce having recently been or are currently self-isolating, according to a trade survey.

Changing landscape: the report discovered there were 25 net closures of hospitality venues per day in the past 12 months (image: Getty/Luis Alvarez)

Remaining 12,000 venues to reopen next week

By Nikkie Thatcher

The 10% of hospitality firms that had been unable to reopen as yet are set to trade again from Monday (19 July) when restrictions are eased, research has found.

JD Wetherspoon: expected to complete on deal for 12 sites next week

JDW to buy 12 pubs from 3DE for £4.3m

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

JD Wetherspoon is expected to shortly confirm the acquisition of 12 late-night venues from 3D Entertainment (3DE) for an estimated £4.3m.