Government loses bid to delay High Court challenge from hospitality sector

Government loses bid to delay High Court challenge from hospitality sector over letting non-essential shops open before pubs and restaurants can serve food and drink indoors A judge today threw out the appeal and sided with two prolific businessmen  Hugh Osmond and Sacha Lord say indoor hospitality should reopen sooner Mrs Justice Eady approved their request … Read more

Glastonbury to receive huge grant as part of initiative to keep arts sector afloat

Glastonbury’s £900k bailout: Festival will receive huge grant as part of initiative to keep arts sector afloat By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 00:04 BST, 2 April 2021 | Updated: 00:05 BST, 2 April 2021 Glastonbury will receive a grant of nearly £1million as part of a major cash injection to keep the arts sector afloat, it … Read more

As 30,000 pub closures loom, hospitality bosses plead with ministers to save sector from disaster 

30,000 pub closures loom: Bosses from across the hospitality industry plead with ministers to unlock early to save the sector from disaster Industry body UK Hospitality says 42 pubs shutting their doors every day in 2021 This rate is up from 30 pubs a day closing last year according to their latest data Figures led … Read more

Boris Johnson hails the ‘might of the private sector’ for success of vaccine drive

Boris Johnson has championed ‘the might of the private sector’ as crucial to the delivery of Britain’s successful vaccine programme following attacks on AstraZeneca by EU leaders.  Brussels has accused the Anglo-Swedish firm of not supplying the bloc with enough doses and threatened to seize shipments bound for the UK.   Emergency weekend talks between Brussels … Read more

Netflix’s Bigfoot Family film is accused of ‘spreading misinformation’ about oil sector

Netflix’s children film Bigfoot Family is accused of ‘spreading misinformation and peddling lies’ about the oil sector as furious viewers launch ‘tell the truth’ campaign in Canada The film, described as a ‘family comedy’, follows Bigfoot who fights against an Alaska oil company who is planning to bomb a valley so they can remove the … Read more

Confidence among UK services sector firms at highest level in 15 years

Confidence among UK services sector firms at highest level in 15 years as bosses eye end of lockdowns By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 22:11 GMT, 3 March 2021 | Updated: 22:11 GMT, 3 March 2021 Confidence among firms in Britain’s services sector has risen to its highest level for nearly 15 years … Read more

Public sector debt surged by more than £300BILLION since April

Rishi Sunak today delivered a fresh hint that taxes will be increased in the future to pay for the coronavirus crisis after it emerged public sector debt surged by more than £300billion since the start of April last year.  Office for National Statistics data released this morning showed that some £316.4billion has been added to … Read more

Public sector debt surged by more than £300BILLION since April

Public sector debt has surged by more than £300billion since the start of April last year as ministers continue to scramble to borrow cash to keep the UK afloat during the coronavirus crisis.    Office for National Statistics data released this morning showed that some £316.4billion has been added to the UK’s debt mountain since the … Read more

Tourism sector in Wales ‘could start reopening by EASTER’

The tourism sector in Wales could start to reopen by Easter if cases keep falling, Mark Drakeford said today.  The First Minister struck the optimistic tone as he revealed that the nation has completed its vaccine rollout to the four most vulnerable groups. The comments will increase pressure for Boris Johnson‘s ‘roadmap’ on February 22 … Read more

The businesses and campaigns helping hospitality sector through Covid and how you can do your bit 

New research has found 90 per cent of independent restaurants face the risk of permanent closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The hospitality sector has been battered since the first national lockdown was implemented across the UK in March 2020, and it remains closed today. Many have taken to introducing delivery and takeaway services or … Read more