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Hospitality cries for help

Published:  07 March, 2022

James Bayley dives into ‘quintuple shock’ looming on the horizon in April, as businesses call for more ongoing support to boost recovery.


London hospitality struggling the most post-covid

Published:  01 March, 2022

Hospitality sectors in major British cities including Bristol and Manchester are recovering their vibrancy as Covid restrictions wind down, according to new research.


Government announces ‘Living with Covid plan’ but must do more to help hospitality

Published:  23 February, 2022

On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his ‘Living with Covid plan’, which will see England end all of its remaining legal coronavirus rules on Thursday, including contact tracing.


The Drinks Trust opens applications for vocational hardship programme

Published:  22 February, 2022

The Drinks Trust has announced that applications for its new vocational programme are now officially open to applicants. For the first time in its 135-year history, the Trust has introduced an initiative to alleviate long term hardship and train and educate the next generation of drinks and hospitality industry professionals.


Latest labour market stats underline urgent need for hospitality recruitment

Published:  16 February, 2022

Using the latest ONS labour market statistics published today, UKHospitality has produced data showing that current vacancies in hospitality are more than 100% higher than the corresponding pre-Covid period.


Hospitality sector embarks upon landmark recruitment campaign

Published:  10 February, 2022

Grass-roots organisation Hospitality Rising has been appointed strategic leader of the industry’s biggest ever recruitment campaign, working in collaboration with the Hospitality & Tourism Sector Skills Board (HTSB).


Leeds and Glasgow hospitality sectors resurgent despite pandemic disruption

Published:  09 February, 2022

New research from CGA Strategy has uncovered a stark division between hospitality businesses in London and regional cities across the UK, with the latter thriving in the context of a difficult trading period, while London continues to struggle.


Hospitality industry braced for soaring inflation

Published:  07 February, 2022

As the cost of living crisis and soaring energy bills continue to affect households across the UK, many in the hospitality sector are predicting double-digit price rises, inevitably to be passed on to consumers.


Diageo unveils plans to construct Guinness microbrewery and culture hub in London

Published:  31 January, 2022

Multinational drinks firm Diageo is to invest £73 million in building a Guinness at Old Brewer’s Yard attraction, incorporating a new microbrewery and culture hub in Covent Garden.


End of Plan B restrictions brings ‘cautious optimism’ for hospitality boost

Published:  28 January, 2022

Sales of alcohol in the on-trade have continued to lag behind the levels seen in 2020, according to the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker, yet a resurgence is forecast as Plan B restrictions come to an end this week.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Ledbury relaunch announced

Published:  19 January, 2022

The Ledbury


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.


San Carlo prepares to launch Cicchetti Knightsbridge

Published:  17 January, 2022

Cicchetti Knightsbridge


Italian classics by way of Noci

Published:  14 January, 2022



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.