4 March 2021

Almost half of JDW estate to reopen for outside trading from 12 April

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) will be reopening outdoor areas in almost half (45%) of its pubs from Monday 12 April.
4 March 2021

Communities can bid for £250k to save local pub

Brits will be able to use a Â150m fund to help them take ownership of pubs and other community venues at risk of closure.
4 March 2021

Operators face skills shortage, Government urged to reopen venues as remote workspaces

In addition to the latest news on furlough and the National Living Wage, this latest jobs round-up looks at a hospitality sector skills shortage and a […]
4 March 2021

‘Pragmatic steps’ but far from ‘whatever it takes’

What impact will Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunakâs latest Budget have on the pub sector as it navigates the Governmentâs post-lockdown roadmap?
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

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.
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