Hospitality

Minister meeting: 'I hope that the Prime Minister himself will consider their request that he creates a minister for hospitality to oversee Government delivery for this crucial diverse sector,' McKinnell said

Government to meet hospitality minister petitioners

By Stuart Stone

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets, Paul Scully, will meet campaigners calling for a dedicated minister for hospitality.

'Horrendous' year: 'Lockdowns kept pulling the rug out from under the sector and, just as outlets got back on their feet, they had to shut down again,' Wagestream CEO Peter Briffett said

Winter hospitality shifts down 81% versus 2019

By Stuart Stone

The number of hospitality shifts worked in 2020 was 47% lower than 2019’s overall figure – peaking at a 97% drop during the toughest months of the sector’s shutdown.

Next steps? 'the best thing for the hospitality sector is we all work together to defeat the virus, in the way I’m absolutely certain we can, with disciplined action and the vaccine roll out, and get it back on its feet,' Boris Johnson said

Analysis

MPs back hospitality minister motion: what happens next?

By Stuart Stone

A petition to appoint a dedicated minister for the hospitality sector hit Westminster boasting more than 200,000 signatures on 11 January. After a positive reception in both Houses of Parliament, where does it go from here?

Slide: confidence in business future has dipped

Hospitality business confidence slides in just a week

By Nicholas Robinson

Pub and other hospitality operators have said confidence in the future of their businesses is not as strong compared with a week ago, according to the results of the latest Hospitality Leaders poll by Lumina.