While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.
Pub vaccine passports are ‘reckless’, says GMB Union
GMB, the union for hospitality workers, has called reported plans for pub vaccine passports “reckless” and a “fast track to undo the gains of the present lockdown”.
Dates announced for UK hospitality reopening
The UK government has laid out the timeframe for the reopening of the hospitality sector and easing of wider lockdown restrictions in England.
Three reasons why the UK Government should compensate the hospitality sector
A report released this week has highlighted three reasons why the UK Government should compensate the hospitality sector for losses incurred during the coronavirus pandemic.
Here are the real costs of Covid restrictions on UK hospitality and how to save the sector
Prepare for a shock as we reveal the real costs of Covid restrictions on UK hospitality, and what it will take to save the sector from “financial oblivion”, following a just-released report.
Petition for hospitality VAT cut extension gains over 10,000 signatures
A petition started by a Dorset restaurateur aimed at keeping a low VAT lifeline for the hospitality industry has attracted more than 10,000 signatures.
Government extends council lockdown powers
The government has extended English councils’ powers to close hospitality outlets not obeying Covid-19 regulations until 17 July.
9,930 licensed premises lost in UK last year
The coronavirus pandemic led to the permanent closure of 9,930 licensed premises last year, according to a recent report from CGA and AlixPartners.
MPs vote in favour of motion to create Hospitality Minister
MPs have voted in favour of a motion to create a Minister for Hospitality after the ‘Seat At The Table’ petition, founded by journalist Claire Bosi, gained over 200,000 signatures.
Government extends takeaway permission for hospitality
The government has announced that restaurants and pubs in England will be granted automatic permission to provide takeaway services until March 2022.
UK chefs petition for a hospitality minister
A group of top UK chefs, including Angela Hartnett and Marcus Wareing, are petitioning for the government to appoint a hospitality minster to defend the sector.