15 January 2021

Whitbread cuts 1,500 jobs

The parent company of Beefeater, Brewers Fayre and Premier Inn confirmed 1,500 job losses in its latest trading update â just over 4% of its 36,000 […]
15 January 2021

Covid-19 shrinks hospitality workforce by a quarter

In the region of 660,000 hospitality jobs were lost in 2020 according to the latest figures from sector software provider Fourth.
15 January 2021

‘Don’t let a coffee cost a life’ message considered by Government

The Government is reportedly drafting hard-hitting adverts designed to make the public think twice before leaving home for a takeaway drink.
15 January 2021

Two thirds of operators predict three more months of closure, poll finds

Some 66% of operators are not expecting to reopen their doors for customers to eat and drink on-site before April, an industry survey has revealed.
15 January 2021

Festive freefall sees pub and bar takings plummet by more than 80%

The latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker has revealed the dire consequences of Decemberâs Covid restrictions and enforced closures for hospitality sales.
15 January 2021

Supreme Court backs policyholders in ‘massive boost’ to lockdown-hit businesses

The Supreme Court has today (15 January) ruled that the âvast majorityâ of business interruption insurance policyholders will have cover for losses incurred due to national […]
15 January 2021

Greene King renames pubs with ‘racist connotations’

Pubco and brewer Greene King has announced it plans to relabel a number of pubs in its portfolio due to the existing names having racist connotations.
15 January 2021

January brews: Marston’s, West Berkshire Brewery and Signature Brew announce more pours

This weekâs new product round-up includes a low calorie pour from Marstonâs, a low and no entry from Signature Brew and a new partnership for West […]
14 January 2021

VAT rate reversion could risk 310k jobs

The Government has been pressed to extend the reduced VAT rate beyond the spring to protect some 310,000 jobs in the hospitality and tourism sector.
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