Ukhospitality

Radio silence: the Government has yet to reveal when late-night venues can resume trading

Still no clarity on nightclub reopening date

By Nikkie Thatcher

While the Government has announced a slew of hospitality businesses can now reopen, it has remained tight-lipped on when the late-night sector venues can trade again.

Urgent action needed: the group of trade bodies said the Government must intervene to protect businesses and jobs

Government urged to cover half of unpaid pub rent

By Emily Hawkins

A coalition of trade bodies representing landlords and tenants within the pub sector has called on the Government to introduce a grant to help solve a growing rent crisis.

Staggering figures: the hospitality sector experienced a sales drop of 87% in the second quarter of 2020

£30bn lost revenue in second quarter

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs, restaurants and bars experienced a sales drop of 87% in the second quarter of 2020, which equates to almost £30bn in lost revenue.

Cost burden: UKHospitality (UKH) chief executive Kate Nicholls has said new measures to tackle obesity could have a detrimental impact on pubs and restaurants

Government obesity measures ‘slap in the face’ for pubs

By Emily Hawkins

UKHospitality (UKH) chief executive Kate Nicholls has said the Government’s obesity strategy, which includes compulsory calorie information on menus, signals extra pressure for businesses already struggling.

Unpopular opinion: the sector has opposed a push for MPs consider a smoking ban condition for local authorities considering pavement licences

Smoking restrictions 'last thing pub trade needs'

By Emily Hawkins

Pub sector stakeholders have said the last thing the trade needs is further restriction in response to calls for the Government to make banning smoking a necessary condition for pub pavement licences.

Further aid: UKH boss Kate Nicholls called for the Government to extend support into next year

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Government needs to evolve support to 2021

By Nikkie Thatcher

Support packages for the hospitality industry must continue and evolve to the end of 2020 and into the beginning of next year, one trade leader has urged.