19 April 2021

‘Small steps, but good ones’ as pubs reopen for outdoor trading

The first weekend went really well â we can seat around 75 in the garden and another 36 on the terrace and I’d say both were […]
19 April 2021

‘We couldn’t have taken any more money’

Operators recounted a positive first week of outdoor trading amid high demand but said they faced challenging circumstances.
19 April 2021

‘Trade on its knees – we are just trying our best in difficult circumstances’

The first week of pubs being allowed to reopen for outdoor trading only has seen operators pivot once again in order to serve customers.
19 April 2021

‘Cancel business rates until 2021 as sector recovers’

Trade associations have called for business rates in England to be cancelled until at least October 2021 for hospitality businesses as they rebuild.
19 April 2021

Just a quarter of licensed venues reopened for outdoor trading

Around 23.2% of Englandâs 89,963 licensed premises were trading by Thursday 15 April, figures have found.
16 April 2021

‘Bring forward reopening,’ Welsh Government urged

Indoor hospitality in Wales should reopen alongside trade in England and Scotland next month, one industry body has suggested.
16 April 2021

Social distancing rules could see ‘end of tipping’

A sector-wide fair tipping policy should be introduced after Covid restrictions mean venue staff are likely to be tipped less, campaigners have argued.
16 April 2021

Summer serves: seasonal launches from Bombay Sapphire, Kopparberg and Crystal Head Vodka

Bombay Sapphire, Kopparberg, Crystal Head Vodka and a collaboration between HonestBrew and Northern Monk are among the latest crop of seasonal drink launches.
15 April 2021

Added fraud checks for Restart Grants stall reopening plans

Fraud checks are delaying the payments of Government Restart Grants, leaving operators frustrated and helpless.
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