13 July 2022

Hospitality recovery thwarted by staff shortages and spiralling costs

Sales are back to pre-Covid levels, but 15% of roles remain vacant, costs are spiralling and consumer spending is being hit by cost-of-living challenges, a report […]
13 July 2022

JDW ‘cautiously optimistic about future’

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has reported like-for-like sales had dropped by 0.4% in the first four weeks of quarter four of the current financial year.
13 July 2022

Next Tory leader must reform business rates

Tory leadership hopefuls must reform business rates and rule out a phased downwards transition to cut tax and save the high street, according to commercial estate […]
13 July 2022

Corporate meetings ‘big opportunity’ for pubs

Pubs offer a versatile space to hold corporate meetings but the industry needs to do more to utilise what pubs already offer to capitalise on this […]
13 July 2022

Mark Hix to close his Dorset pub the Fox Inn

Mark Hix is to close the Dorset pub he took on just a year and a half ago citing rising costs and staffing challenges as the […]
5 July 2022

Marston’s considering ‘small pub package disposal’

Pubco Marstonâs is examining the possibility of selling a number of ânon-core pubsâ from its estate.
5 July 2022

1 in 3 firms fear running out of cash

As many as 32% of small business owners are worried about running out of money as the cost-of-living crisis bites, data has found.
5 July 2022

Multiple complaints upheld by standards watchdog

Objections against multiple drinks products have been upheld by the alcohol industry’s Independent Complaints Panel.
5 July 2022

Night Owl encourages sector to tackle menopause stigma

Independent Birmingham and London-based nightclub the Night Owl has urged businesses across the UK to join its pledge in tackling stigma and prejudice in the workplace […]
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