3 March 2021

Rent debt remains ‘biggest gap’ in hospitality support

Despite broadly welcoming the provisions set out in the Spring Budget, trade body UKHospitality has flagged that a âÂ2bn millstoneâ still faces pub, bar and restaurant […]
3 March 2021

NLW to rise to £8.91 from April

The national living wage (NLW) will be increased by 19p (2.2%) to Â8.91 from April, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced.
3 March 2021

Chancellor confirms furlough continuation with employer contributions from July

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has confirmed the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until the end of September and employers will be […]
3 March 2021

Chancellor extends beer, cider, wine and spirits duty freeze

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced that planned duty increases on alcoholic drinks have been cancelled.
3 March 2021

Business rates holiday will now end in June

Pubs will not have to pay any business rates until June this year â an extension of three months, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced in the […]
3 March 2021

Chancellor extends 5% VAT for further six months

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced that the UK will not return to a standard 20% VAT rate until April 2022.
3 March 2021

JDW pumps £1.8m into city site

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is set to start developing on a Leeds pub, spending Â1.8m and creating about 60 jobs in the process.
3 March 2021

Site closed every 48 minutes, pub applications almost double, £150m community ownership fund

While new research revealed that on average 30 licensed venues closed per day since December 2019, figures from FindMyPub.com found that pub applications almost doubled during […]
3 March 2021

• BUDGET LIVE: ‘You have the future of our sector in your hands,’ operators urge Chancellor

The Chancellor will set out plans to extend the furlough scheme until September, as well as boost funds for communities hoping to buy their local.
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