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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Commenting on the news UKHospitality chief executive, Kate Nicholls, said the decision would help struggling hospitality businesses survive until tourism returned.
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 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.
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.