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Hospitality entrepreneur launches government petition to extend visa programme

Published:  26 January, 2022

In light of the ongoing staff crisis facing the UK's hospitality sector, bar owner Sunny Hodge has raised a petition to extend the Skilled Worker Visa programme, arguing that it should be expanded to include non-managerial on-trade positions such as sommeliers, cocktail bartenders and maitre’ds.

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Easing of testing restrictions 'shot in the arm' for hospitality sector

Published:  25 January, 2022

Yesterday's (24 January) announcement from the government that international visitors to the UK that are vaccinated against Covid-19 will no longer be required to test on arrival from February has been welcomed by UKHospitality.

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Consumer caution hits Christmas drinks sales

Published:  20 January, 2022

On-trade drinks sales fell by a quarter in the run-up to Christmas as wary consumers avoided pubs, bars and restaurants ahead of socialising on the big day, as Andrew Catchpole reports.

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Hospitality sector expands in fourth quarter, despite unprecedented challenges

Published:  20 January, 2022

Britain’s hospitality sector grew modestly in the last quarter of 2021, according to the latest CGA Market Recovery Monitor.

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Scottish government confirms that hospitality restrictions will end

Published:  19 January, 2022

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told the Scottish parliament that the vast majority of Covid-19 restrictions issued before Christmas 2021 will end on 24 January.

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Ledbury relaunch announced

Published:  19 January, 2022

The Ledbury

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Rising consumer confidence suggests hospitality recovery in 2022

Published:  18 January, 2022

New research undertaken by CGA Strategy has recorded a strong desire from consumers to visit on-trade venues, indicating that the sector has successfully allayed fears concerning the Omicron variant.

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San Carlo prepares to launch Cicchetti Knightsbridge

Published:  17 January, 2022

Cicchetti Knightsbridge

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Italian classics by way of Noci

Published:  14 January, 2022

Noci

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UK hospitality sector endures 'devastating' Christmas period, says new data

Published:  13 January, 2022

Newly released data from UKHospitality and CGA Strategy paints a grim picture for on-trade businesses, with sales in UK pubs, restaurants and bars falling 60% on Christmas Day, 31% on Boxing Day and 27% on New Year’s Eve, when compared to 2019.

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Hospitality sector urges Scottish government to rescind indoor dining restrictions

Published:  12 January, 2022

Nicola Sturgeon's announcement that the limitations and restrictions on indoor dining would continue until at least 24 January has been widely condemned by interest groups in Scotland.

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Healthy Hospo launches crowdfunding campaign

Published:  11 January, 2022

Not-for-profit organisation Healthy Hospo is calling for donations to enable the charity to further support hospitality workers during this turbulent period.

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Hospitality sales rebound in late December

Published:  10 January, 2022

Consumer footfall across the UK’s hospitality sector increased between Christmas and New Year, according to the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker.

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Gérard Basset Foundation to fund diversity and inclusivity projects worldwide

Published:  10 January, 2022

The Trustees of the Gérard Basset Foundation have announced their intention to award grants to 14 institutional and community partners worldwide, designed to enhance inclusivity across the global wine and hospitality industries.

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Tough Christmas prompts new calls for extended relief for hospitality

Published:  04 January, 2022

New figures from UKHospitality show that pubs, bars and restaurants lost £10,335 on average in the week leading up to Christmas, due to fears over the new Covid-19 variant.

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Hospitality underwhelmed by Chancellor's £1bn rescue package

Published:  22 December, 2021

Businesses are split in their response to the Treasury's £1 billion support package, with enthusiasm from some quarters, while others have claimed that the amount “borders on insulting”.

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Sunak announces new relief for hospitality sector

Published:  21 December, 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a further round of grants of up to £6,000 per hospitality premise, also committing to a top up of discretionary grant funding, as part of a £1 billion package to support the sector.

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Devolved regions to receive emergency on-trade funding, while concern grows in England

Published:  20 December, 2021

Scotland and Wales are to receive additional funding from Westminster to help struggling businesses cope with new Covid restrictions, as England awaits news on further restrictive measures. 

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Chelsea welcomes The LaLee

Published:  20 December, 2021

The Lalee

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Hard hit hospitality calls for further government support

Published:  17 December, 2021

As the hospitality industry continues to face a mounting crisis of cancellations and closures in the wake of Omicron and Plan B restrictions, UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls has urged the government to step in and save many businesses from going under.

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