The Chancellor must extend the business rates holiday and cuts to VAT to ensure the recovery of hospitality firms in 2021, industry chiefs have warned.
Hospitality businesses in one industry body have taken on more than £16 million in debt during lockdown to help them stay afloat, the group has said.
The boss of pubs group Marston’s has warned he does not expect venues to reopen until March at the earliest and even then social distancing restrictions will remain in place.
Embattled All Bar One owner Mitchells & Butlers has revealed plans for an investor cash-call to boost its battered balance sheet as UK lockdowns have forced the closure of all its sites.
A row has erupted between the UK and Scottish Governments over funding for hospitality after it emerged the north-east could receive no fresh money.
Ahead of today's cabinet meeting, business and hospitality leaders in the north-east spoke of their fears over the prospect of further restrictions being implemented - and underlined the need for support.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect across huge areas of the UK economy, but few areas felt as hard an impact as the hospitality sector.
Tier 4 restrictions: North-east restaurant and bar owners fear for future after Boxing Day lockdown announced
North-east hospitality businesses have spoken of their disappointment and fears for the future over the looming level four restrictions.
Dreaming up a dry Christmas: Hospitality firms on those festive cancellations and how they’ll be adapting with alcohol off the menu
Julia Bryce hears from local businesses in the north-east about whether diners are still happy to eat out during the festivities with Level 3 restrictions now in place.
The hospitality sector will take up to two years to begin its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, an industry spokesman claims.
A bar in Aberdeen has announced it will be temporarily closing its doors - through the medium of a romantic Christmas classic.
More people were made redundant between August and October than at any point on record as the coronavirus pandemic continued to hammer the labour market, official figures show.
A restaurant owner in Dalston, east London, has said he and his employees will be “left in the lurch” as a consequence of the capital moving to Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions.
Birmingham’s hospitality sector could take the Government to court if Tier 3 controls continue in the city, the leader of its biggest entertainment district has said.
A Cheshire-based firm offered to sell ticket and hotel packages for the Manchester derby this weekend starting from £340 per person despite the match being played behind closed doors, a PA news agency investigation has discovered.
Losses increased nearly 20-fold at pub giant Marston’s in the last year, as the business faced a tough ride trying to weather the Covid-19 storm.
UK economic growth slowed sharply in October as restrictions were tightened to control the spread of a relentless second wave of Covid-19, official figures show.
Popular Aberdeen restaurant announces temporary closure after staff member tests positive for Covid-19
A popular Aberdeen restaurant has announced its temporary closure after a member of the kitchen staff tested positive for Covid-19.
‘Vaccine should be mandatory’, and ‘no normality until Easter’: Hopes and fears of local hospitality bosses laid bare
The crisis our local hospitality businesses are facing has been exposed in a focus group study in which more than half said they were not confident they would survive the impact.
The Government should redistribute the £585 million in business rate relief returned by Tesco to pubs and brewers, according to the Society of Independent Brewers (Siba).
Council chiefs and business leaders have spoken of their relief as the north-east avoided moving to level three for now - despite a sharp increase in cases.
A strengthened tiered system of coronavirus restrictions has replaced England’s second national lockdown after Boris Johnson suffered the largest Tory rebellion of this Parliament.
England is set for a strengthened tiered system of coronavirus restrictions after MPs backed the measures, despite Boris Johnson suffering the largest Tory rebellion of this Parliament.
Boris Johnson promised £1,000 to pubs forced to remain closed under England’s new coronavirus restrictions as he sought to ward off a damaging Tory revolt over the plans.
Boris Johnson has announced £1,000 for each pub forced to remain closed by the new tiers of coronavirus controls as he looks to ward off a Conservative rebellion over his post-lockdown plan.
The Government is not proposing to bring in a “vaccine passport” for people who have had a Covid-19 jab, Michael Gove has said.
A senior Cabinet minister has clarified that a Scotch egg would count as a “substantial meal” after a farcical 24 hours for the Government.
A Cabinet minister has created further confusion around the coronavirus restrictions on pubs after suggesting that a Scotch egg might not count as a “substantial meal”.
New restrictions on alcohol sales and pub opening times in Wales in the lead-up to Christmas will devastate the country’s hospitality industry, groups representing businesses and consumers have warned.
The tighter tiered system coming into force this week will stop 98% of England’s hospitality sector from doing business as usual at a cost of up to £7.8 billion, new research suggests.