Cashflow concerns: 98% of operators worried about their cashflow (Credit: Getty/Igor Vershinsky)

Most operators reporting cashflow worries

By Rebecca Weller

More than half (58%) of operators expect overall costs to further increase this year with 98% having reported cashflow concerns, a new survey by international business payments firm, Equals Money, has revealed.

CARF payments: two fifths of councils still not issued payments despite deadline fast approaching (Credit: Getty/DragonImages)

Councils still not issuing Covid payments

By Rebecca Weller

More than two fifths of councils have not begun making payments to businesses from the Covid Additional Relief Fund (CARF) support package, meaning thousands of businesses could miss out on £700m, research from property consultancy Gerald Eve has revealed.

What is craft: consumers consider things like independence and locally brewed to be important (Credit: Getty/LauriPatterson)

What defines craft beer?

By Rebecca Weller

According to Statista 1.24bn hectolitres (hl) of craft beer were sold in the UK on-trade in 2019, but just 36% of the 829 surveyed by the website had a ‘good’ understanding of what craft beer means with many consumers looking to better understand the...

Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill: new laws for hospitality welcomed by trade body UKHospitality (Credit: Getty/sturti)

UKH welcomes bill to deal with Covid rent debt

By Rebecca Weller

Trade body UKHospitality (UKH) has welcomed the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill, citing dealing with rent debt “imperative” for the sector as it recovers from the Covid pandemic.

Drinks sales down 11% in the week to Saturday 22 January:  figures are an improvement on the first two weeks of the year (Credit: Getty/skynesher)

Drinks sales down 11% in the week to Saturday 22 January

By Rebecca Weller

Drinks sales in Britain’s managed pubs, bars and restaurants were down 11% in the week to Saturday 22 January when compared with the same week in 2019, according to the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker.

Returning to pubs: More than two thirds of consumers felt more confident visiting pubs during December 2021 than at the start of 2021 (Credit: Getty/ Henrik Sorensen)

Consumer confidence doubles since the start of last year

By Rebecca Weller

More than two thirds of consumers felt a higher level of confidence when visiting pubs, bars, and restaurants, during December 2021 than at the start of 2021, according to the CGA Consumer Pulse Survey.

Left in limbo: Scotland's First Minister not lifting restrictions for pubs despite capacity sports events going ahead from Monday

Scottish hospitality businesses ‘left in limbo’

By Rebecca Weller

Scottish hospitality businesses have been ‘left in limbo’ and ‘need answers now’ following Nicola Sturgeon’s latest coronavirus update as the sector saw another opportunity for recovery ‘snatched away’, according to trade bodies across the sector.

Uncertainty over new variant: 78% of publicans see increase in cancellations (Credit: Getty/No-Mad)

Most operators seeing Christmas booking cancellations

By Rebecca Weller

More than three quarters (78%) of publicans have noticed an increase in cancellations since the announcement of the new Omicron Coronavirus variant, a snap poll conducted by the Morning Advertisers (MA) has found.

Union pushback: Unite said masks should be mandatory in hospitality venues (Getty/ Juan Jose Napuri)

Unite calls for mandatory mask wearing in pubs

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The union Unite has called for the culture secretary to ensure mandatory mask wearing at UK hospitality venues after masks became mandatory on public transport.

Rule change: while those who are double jabbed will no longer have to isolate after coming into contact with a positive Covid case, they are advised to continue wearing a face covering (image: Getty/AleksandarGeorgiev)

Self-isolation rules end for double jabbed

By Nikkie Thatcher

Double-jabbed adults will no longer have to self-isolate if ‘pinged’ from today (Monday 16 August) for those in England and Northern Ireland.

Pingdemic: Downing Street has said it is 'crucial' for individuals to isolate when notified by the NHS Covid app (image: Getty/Mark Sutherland)

Downing Street contradicts minister on app alerts

By Emily Hawkins

Downing Street has contradicted a minister who said businesses and employees should make their own “informed decisions” concerning self-isolation alerts from the NHS app.