Disappointment as lockdown restrictions are extended
Boris Johnson has announced that the full reopening of the hospitality sector will be delayed by four weeks, until July 19th. Restrictions will thus remain in place at pubs, restaurants and stadiums.
UKHospitality warns of job losses if Covid-19 restrictions are extended
The government must stick to its roadmap and lift all restrictions on June 21st or risk further jeopardising the future of thousands of hospitality businesses, UKHospitality has warned.
UKinbound headed to Manchester for annual conference
Travel trade association UKinbound has confirmed that its annual convention will go ahead this year. The event will take place on September 16-17 at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester.
UKHospitality reveals growing staff shortages
UKHospitality has revealed the extent of the staffing crisis facing a sector that is already in a hugely fragile state following more than a year of closures and severely restricted trading.
UKHospitality warns rent arrears could cost tourism jobs
A new survey of members, found that resolving the rent debt issue is critical to ensuring the future health of a sector that pre-pandemic accounted for ten per cent of UK employment.
Sunak offers new flexibility on Covid-19 loans
Commenting on the news UKHospitality chief executive, Kate Nicholls, said the decision would help struggling hospitality businesses survive until tourism returned.
UKHospitality warns 600,000 jobs could go by spring
UKHospitality has written to the chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, warning that additional financial support is “absolutely vital” to ensure hospitality businesses survive a bleak winter.
UKHospitality reveals cliff edge impact of lockdown on trade
The UK hospitality sector saw sales decline 21.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2020, as the country and the industry moved into Covid-19 lockdown. That is according to figures from the newly launched UKHospitality quarterly tracker.
UKHospitality urges government to speed up loan approvals
UKHospitality has revealed the results of the first comprehensive survey of the hospitality sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. The results have highlighted flaws in the level of support provided to businesses during the crisis.
UKHospitality warns thousands of jobs hang in budget balance
Ahead of the Budget announcement on Monday, UKHospitality has warned the government that hundreds of thousands of vital sector jobs could be lost and investment stunted, unless urgent action is taken on business taxation.
UK tourism minister seeks to allay Brexit labour fears
UK minister for tourism Michael Ellis has sought to allay industry fears that Brexit could see hospitality providers struggling to attract sufficient labour.
UKHospitality unveils speaker line up for Shaping the Future event
Detailing unique insights from key industry speakers, the agenda addresses the significant themes facing the sector including the state of the nation, challenges and opportunities, and how, together with government, industry can safeguard future success.