22 June 2021

Wages driven up by staff shortages

The average wages of pub and restaurant workers have risen by as much as 14%, driven by a shortage of staff in the hospitality sector.
22 June 2021

Mandatory calorie labelling timing ‘counterproductive and damaging’

The introduction of mandatory calorie labelling is set to come into force in April next year, which would âbadly damage the sector at a time when […]
22 June 2021

‘The match day buzz is just not the same’

As I write this, Wales are taking on Italy in the Euros, their final game of the group.
21 June 2021

A third of independent licensed venues still shut

About two thirds (66.9%) of independent venues in the on-trade have now reopened compared to 93.1% of managed sites, research has found.
18 June 2021

ETM Group owners raise £4.3m to fund Maven Leisure sites

ETM Groupâs owners have raised a Â4.3m fund to inject into central-London premium bars under the Maven Leisure group.
18 June 2021

MPs to hear trade’s heartache from licensees about coronavirus restrictions

A cross party group has shared comments from licensees, pubgoers and organisations about the impact the pandemic has had on them.
18 June 2021

Treasury remains tight-lipped on furlough flexibility

The Treasury has been reticent to confirm whether it is considering excluding some businesses from the upcoming changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).
18 June 2021

Rileys Sports Bars reports above expected trading

Thirteen-strong multiple operator Rileys Sports Bars has announced growth of 9% compared to 2019 across its estate for the three weeks since reopening on Monday 17 […]
18 June 2021

Sacha Lord threatens legal action over 19 July delay

A coalition of more than 45 hospitality and events bosses have written to the Prime Minister threatening legal action if 19 Julyâs reopening is pushed back.
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