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Budget: service support sector 'totally overlooked'

04 March 2021 by

Following the announcements made in chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget yesterday, hospitality trade associations the Foodservice Equipment Association (FEA) and Textile Services Association (TSA) have continued to call for more support.

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Budget delivers ‘crucial support at a critical time’ – but long-term solutions lacking

The hospitality sector has broadly welcomed the chancellor’s Budget this afternoon, which delivered extensions to the VAT cut, business rates holiday and furlough scheme over the coming months, but lacked long-term solutions for problems such as rent.

Budget to include £150m to allow communities to take over pubs News

Budget to include £150m to allow communities to take over pubs

02 March 2021 by

In tomorrow’s Budget, the Chancellor is expected to announce that community groups will be given up[...]

BEIS committee calls for government to address growing commercial rent arrears News

BEIS committee calls for government to address growing commercial rent arrears

01 March 2021 by

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) committee has called for the government to address growing[...]

Calls for hospitality Budget support backed by more than 80 MPs News

Calls for hospitality Budget support backed by more than 80 MPs

01 March 2021 by

More than 80 cross-party MPs are urging the chancellor to provide decisive financial support to protect[...]

Jason Atherton and Chantelle Nicholson back campaign calling on chancellor to save hospitality News

Jason Atherton and Chantelle Nicholson back campaign calling on chancellor to save hospitality

26 February 2021 by

Calls are mounting for the chancellor to support hospitality in his Budget next week, including a[...]

Operators optimistic about sector’s long-term future – but urgent support needed for survival News

Operators optimistic about sector’s long-term future – but urgent support needed for survival

25 February 2021

Hospitality leaders are optimistic about the long-term future of the sector and its role in the UK’s economic recovery, but urgent support is needed to sustain businesses through to reopening.

Gordon Ramsay says restaurant industry 'should be less of a masculine world' in conversation with chancellor News

Gordon Ramsay says restaurant industry 'should be less of a masculine world' in conversation with chancellor

19 February 2021

Gordon Ramsay has said the restaurant industry "should be less of a masculine world" in conversation with chancellor Rishi Sunak.

UKHospitality calls on operators to send message to government ahead of Budget News

UKHospitality calls on operators to send message to government ahead of Budget

18 February 2021 by

Trade body UKHospitality is calling on operators to lend their support to the #HospitalityMatters campaign to[...]

Think tank urges chancellor to gradually phase out furlough to avoid job losses News

Think tank urges chancellor to gradually phase out furlough to avoid job losses

18 February 2021 by

Think tank the Resolution Foundation has urged chancellor Rishi Sunak to phase out the furlough scheme[...]

VAT petition surpasses 10,000 signatures News

VAT petition surpasses 10,000 signatures

08 February 2021 by

A petition to extend the VAT cut for the hospitality industry until at least March 2022[...]

Minister suggests further business rates help could be on its way News

Minister suggests further business rates help could be on its way

04 February 2021 by

A treasury minister has suggested that further business rates help could be on the way in[...]

Report calls to halve alcohol duty and scrap business rates to save hospitality from ‘financial oblivion’ News

Report calls to halve alcohol duty and scrap business rates to save hospitality from ‘financial oblivion’

02 February 2021

A business group has published a report today urging the chancellor to implement a £35b set of measures to safeguard 500,000 jobs and save Britain’s ailing pubs, restaurants and high streets from “financial oblivion” and an “irreversible decline”.

Pressure mounts on Rishi Sunak after rates holiday extended in Scotland News

Pressure mounts on Rishi Sunak after rates holiday extended in Scotland

28 January 2021

The Scottish government has announced a three-month extension of business rates relief for Scottish hospitality and tourism businesses.

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