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Ominous escalation: cost of a pint increases by 10% YOY (Credit: Getty/MarioGuti)

Pint prices jump 10% YOY

By Rebecca Weller

The Government “must act to secure the future of pubs” as the average cost of a pint of draught lager in the on-trade soars by more than 10% year-on-year (YOY).

Make-or-break time: cost of a pint of lager rises by almost 12% (Credit: Getty/blizzard_77)

Pint prices soar by almost 12%

By Rebecca Weller

Consumers and operators alike will “continue to feel the squeeze” as the average price of a pint jumps almost 12% year-on-year.

Spiralling costs: draught lager prices soar by 11% year-on-year (Credit: Getty/mikedabell)

Draught lager prices soar by 11%

By Rebecca Weller

The average cost of a pint of draught lager increased by 11% in the year to April 2023, figures from the Office For National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

Stubbornly high: UKH chief executive Kate Nicholls (pictured) said vacancies in the sector were not reducing quickly enough

Vacancies remain 'stubbornly high'

By Rebecca Weller

Vacancies in the hospitality sector remain “stubbornly high” despite overall year-on-year decline, trade body UKHospitality (UKH) has stated.

Make or break moment: draught lager prices soar by 11.9% in year to March 2023 (Credit: Getty/Klaus Vedfelt)

Draught lager prices rocket by 11.9%

By Rebecca Weller

The average cost of a pint of draught lager soared by 11.9% in the year to March 2023, more than double the previous record-high year-on-year increase.

Surge in prices: cost of a pint of draught beer sees 11.8% year-on-year increase (Credit: Getty/	DusanBartolovic)

Beer prices sky-rocket by 11.8%

By Rebecca Weller

The average cost of a pint of draught lager increased 11.8% in the year to February 2023, latest figures from the Office For National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

GDP figures: sector suffering despite narrowly avoided recession (Credit: Getty/atiatiati)

Hospitality is suffering impact of recession

By Gary Lloyd

The hospitality sector is suffering despite official figures showing the UK narrowly avoided falling into recession in 2022, the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has stated.

Urgent clarity: sector needs Gov support to 'bounce back' in 2023 (Credit: Getty	Charday Penn)

Sector needs 'urgent clarity' to 'bounce back'

By Rebecca Weller

As mounting costs in the hospitality sector make the largest upward contribution to inflation, the sector needs “urgent clarity” from the Government on measures to help businesses “bounce back” in 2023.

Additional pressure: inflation hits highest level for more than 40-years with food prices making one of the biggest upwards contributions (Credit: Getty/	Ibrahim Akcengiz)

Inflation sees biggest increase in over 40-years

By Rebecca Weller

Record setting inflation figures will “undoubtedly cause anxiety” for businesses as keeping costs under control becomes “ever-more challenging”, according to leaders from across the sector.

Unprecedented conditions: staffing costs now a big worry for hospitality businesses (Credit: Getty/andresr)

Economic pressure holding recruitment back

By Rebecca Weller

Average regular pay rates saw the strongest growth outside of the pandemic from July to September 2022, figures released today (Tuesday 15 November) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

Stifling growth: despite three consecutive quarterly falls the number of job vacancies in the UK has remained at historically high levels (Credit: Getty/millann)

Unemployment levels 'stifling growth'

By Rebecca Weller

Hospitality sector's efforts to attract new employees are "beginning to pay off" but unemployment levels have continued to stifle the industry's "ability to drive growth” trade body UKHospitality (UKH) has stated.

Unemployment rates lowest level since 1974: figures show importance of hospitality sector as employer (Credit:Getty/skynesher)

ONS figures show 'importance' of sector

By Rebecca Weller

Latest unemployment figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show how “important” the hospitality sector is as an employer, according to trade body UKHospitality (UKH).

ONS figures do not mean a slowdown in spend for pubs

No consumer slowdown for pubs yet

By Ed Bedington

The latest ONS figures which show a boost in off-trade sales does not signal a slowing down in the on-trade, industry watchers report.

Official figures: data from the Office of National Statistics found total GDP for the UK in February 2022 grew by 0.1% (image: Getty/atiatiati)

Sector ‘main growth driver' of economy

By Nikkie Thatcher

The accommodation and food services sector activities grew by 8.6% in February 2022 and was the main contributor to the service industry’s growth in that month, official figures have revealed.

Official figures: ONS data revealed the jobs market overall has seen record high numbers of vacancies (image: Getty/Tim White)

134,000 jobs still empty

By Nikkie Thatcher

Job vacancies in the food services and accommodation sector are still at more than 100,000, after rising by 25,000 from the previous quarter, official figures have revealed.

Rising cost: the average price of a pint of lager has increased by 78p in the past 10 years (image: Getty/Juanmonino)

Average cost of a pint rises 2.1% since 2020

By Nikkie Thatcher

The average cost of a pint of draught lager has increased by 9p since August 2020, according to official figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Staff shortage: the vacancies in the accommodation and food sector make up just over a tenth of the UK's overall empty job roles (image: Getty/SolStock)

117,000 job vacancies in hospitality sector

By Nikkie Thatcher

There are currently 117,000 vacancies in the accommodation and food service sector – up from 16,000 for the same period (May to July) in 2020, according to official figures.

Brown: The craft of defining artisanal beer

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Brown: The craft of defining artisanal beer

By Pete Brown

Beer writer Pete Brown learned a lot while on assignment recently, but despite asking experts and discovering those in the industry are unsure, his search for clarity on one subject goes on.