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Desperate times for bars and restaurants facing “short-term cashflow catastrophe” as footfall plummets 50%

Published:  16 March, 2020

Pressure is being piled on chancellor Rishi Sunak to introduce emergency measures to stem the knock on effect of coronavirus (Covid-19) as footfall to UK businesses fell by almost 50% over the weekend.

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Budget: Coronavirus relief for SMEs and employees

Published:  11 March, 2020

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered a bold response to the coronavirus crisis in his 11 March budget, with a raft of measures to support SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and their employees.

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One year of Trade, with Xavier Rousset

Published:  28 February, 2020

As the Soho hospitality hub hits its first birthday, Andrew Catchpole catches up with Trade’s leading light Xavier Rousset

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Govt immigration plans to disrupt hospitality sector

Published:  24 February, 2020

The hospitality sector fears damage from the government’s new point-based immigration plan, a new survey has revealed.

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Friday Read: Hospitality is in for a rough ride

Published:  21 February, 2020

Wine duty hikes, currency devaluation, Brexit uncertainty – the Conservative government has been no friend of the wine trade. When the previous budget was unveiled in 2019, wine was the only drinks category to be hit with a duty rise. It was another ill-timed kick in the teeth for the trade, at a time when businesses were already coping with escalating overheads and staff shortages.

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Guy Woodward: Luxury brands are turning to hospitality to add extra lustre

Published:  17 February, 2020

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London restaurateurs call for wine duty cut

Published:  07 January, 2020

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Over 150 companies back female mentoring initiative

Published:  18 December, 2019

Over 150 leading employers across the UK have signed up to a mentoring initiative to help women in senior positions reach board level of companies in the hospitality and leisure sectors.

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South Western train strike adds to London hospitality woes

Published:  12 December, 2019

Nik Darlington from importer Graft, which specialises in supplying the London on-trade, says the South Western Railway strike alongside steep business rates and overbearing rents with could tip some hospitality businesses over the edge this Christmas…

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Official industry ‘tipping’ body is formed

Published:  01 October, 2019

An official industry body for best practice around 'tipping' and service charges in the hospitality industry has been created. 

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On-trade secrets: Top tips for buying for the on-trade

Published:  21 August, 2019

What are the secrets to buying wine for the on-trade? Does it differ from buying for other sectors? And what are the current trends that buyers are embracing?

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Ask a sommelier: Gaëtan Lacoste, Le Clarence, Paris

Published:  21 August, 2019

Michelin-starred Parisian restaurant Le Clarence was established in 2015 by Domaine Clarence Dillon which owns a number of historical French wine estates including Bordeaux First Growth Château Haut-Brion, Château La Mission Haut-Brion and Saint-Émilion’s Château Quintus.

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Hospitality gender pay gap in London narrows

Published:  03 April, 2019

The gender pay gap in London’s top hospitality establishments narrowed to 5.9% (£1,784) in 2018 compared to 9.7% (£2,712) in 2017, according to new data.

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Hospitality missing out on gamification, claims report

Published:  27 March, 2019

The hospitality sector is losing out on increased productivity by not making use of gamified rewards, according to a new report.

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UK and non-EU workers plugging London’s hospitality recruitment gap

Published:  06 March, 2019

Workers from the UK and outside the UK are picking up the slack from the declining number of EU nationals applying to work in hospitality jobs in the UK.

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London Night Time Commission publishes Think Night report

Published:  20 February, 2019

Efforts to support London’s late-night economy took a step forward recently with the publication of a report by the London Night Time Commission.

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New initiative to tackle skills gap in hospitality industry launches

Published:  15 February, 2019

D&D London will launch My Hospitality World, which it describes as a “pioneering two-week group-wide initiative encouraging young adults into hospitality” on 25 February.

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Sustainability key to future success, predicts The Change Group

Published:  11 January, 2019


 

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Q&A: Xavier Rousset, restaurateur and master sommelier, Trade

Published:  07 December, 2018

Xavier Rousset talks to Harpers about Trade, a new Soho-based private members’ club for the restaurant and bar world

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Hospitality businesses face GDPR penalties

Published:  07 December, 2018

Hospitality businesses that have failed to wipe data from old equipment risk incurring General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) penalties.

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