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Government action is vital: Sacha Lord says pubs are at breaking point

Lord: Gov must make major statement on 22 November

By Gary Lloyd

The Government must make positive changes in the upcoming Autumn Statement because pubs are already in a precarious position says night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester Sacha Lord.

'Continuing difficulties': Sacha Lord speaks out on inflation

Sacha Lord: Inflation to cause ‘continuing difficulties’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Sacha Lord, the night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester, has said the unchanged Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation rate released today (18 October) will pile further pressure on small business, especially those in hospitality.

Hard hit: Officials call for support for independent businesses (Getty/ gilaxia)

Gov has ‘failed’ cultural sector

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Independent businesses and culture are most at risk according to the second NTIA Night Time Economy Report, and officials claim Government has “failed” the sector.

Catastrophic position: Sacha Lord (pictured) requests urgent meeting with Chancellor as soaring energy costs predicted to see more than 600,000 job losses across the sector

Energy crisis could see 600,000 jobs lost

By Rebecca Weller

Night-Time Economy Advisor for Manchester, Sacha Lord, has requested an urgent meeting with Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi MP as energy bills put sector's livelhood in “catastrophic position”.

Urgent review needed: Sacha Lord (pictured) has called for BREXIT visa restrictions to be eased to aid sector's workforce crisis

Sacha Lord calls for ease of Brexit restrictions

By Rebecca Weller

Night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester Sacha Lord has called on the Government to ease Brexit visa rules to stem the jobs crisis hitting the hospitality sector.

Help needed: Sacha Lord calls on the Government to bring forward the beer duty cut planned for next year


'At this moment of acute danger, speed is of the essence'

By Sacha Lord, night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester

After it emerged that he is spending half a million pounds of taxpayers’ money on a focus group vanity exercise to try to repair his battered image, the Chancellor has finally come forward with a package of support to help people struggling to pay their...

Sacha Lord (pictured): cost of a pint could increase by as much as 20p in coming months

Sacha Lord forecasts up to 20p increase in cost of a pint

By Rebecca Weller

Night-Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, Sacha Lord, has forecasted a 16 to 20p rise in the cost of an average pint over the next 3 months as inflation, increased VAT pressures, and surging gas prices hit hospitality operators.

Tax change: the temporary reduced VAT rate of 5% will rise to 12.5% from 1 October (image: Getty/Jonathan Knowles)

Price of a pint could rise by 25p predicts Sacha Lord

By Nikkie Thatcher

Night-time economy adviser and operator Sacha Lord estimated prices of drinks will go up by between 7% and 10% with the average price of a pint set to rise by 25p, in line with the 7.5% VAT increase to cover the overall losses felt by operators.

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.”

Countdown to freedom: the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has urged the Government to lift all sector restrictions on 21 June (image: Getty/nautiluz56)

BBPA launches 'Countdown to Freedom'

By Emily Hawkins

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has launched a campaign imploring the Government to lift coronavirus limits for pubs this month (June).