Rishi Sunak

Operators disappointed with Spring Statement: Chancellor's statement a

Spring Statement a 'bitter blow' for sector

By Rebecca Weller

Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement yesterday (Wednesday 23 March) a “bitter blow” for the sector as operators express disappointment with the Chancellor as he could have done more to ensure sustainability in the industry.

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.

Will the Government support pubs and bars?

Lockdown by proxy must come with support

By Ed Bedington

It was a sobering experience watching my social feeds this weekend, as operator after operator voiced their despair as they watched Christmas trade fall off a cliff.

What's in the news 17 December

The MA's Review of the Week

'The least Mad Friday we've had for years...'

By Ed Bedington

With Christmas looming, The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington caught up with Revolution Bars CEO Rob Pitcher to get his take on the headlines of the week, from the lack of support from Rishi, through to the "over-reaction" in Wales which...

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.”

Hard to believe: 'Looking back, we had no idea of the challenges we would face including three national lockdowns, tiered and regional reopening strategies,' Greene King CEO Nick Mackenzie explained

Coronavirus: a year of closures

In numbers: 12 months since Boris Johnson told pubs to close

By Stuart Stone

With 20 March marking a year-to-the-day since last orders were called in pubs just days before a first national lockdown, The Morning Advertiser looks back on some of the defining data from the past 12 months.

Scotland relief: businesses 'need reassurance now, in this third lockdown, that the Government still has their back and is invested in them – as the Scottish Government has done,' chief executive of the Scottish Beer & Pub Association and the British Beer & Pub Association, Emma McClarkin, says

Business rates relief extended in Scotland

By Emily Hawkins

Business rates relief will be extended for Scottish pubs for an initial three months as Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to enable a further extension for all pubs.

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.

Bold package of support: 'We know from recent history that hospitality has the economic clout to be in the vanguard of economic recovery once the crisis has passed, but only if essential support is extended,' UKH's Kate Nicholls said

Analysis

What does the pub sector want from the 3 March Budget?

By Stuart Stone

With more than a month to wait until further support is announced, The Morning Advertiser (MA) asked hospitality sector stakeholders to run through their fiscal wish lists ahead of the Chancellor's next Budget.

Extended: Full furlough is back at 80% of salaries

Furlough extended and £1.1bn of support

By Nicholas Robinson

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced a month-long extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme during the second lockdown,