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Employers to contribute more to furlough payments from 1 August

30 July 2021 by

Employers will have to contribute more towards furlough payments from this weekend as government support continues to wind down.

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Where have all the hospitality workers gone?

02 July 2021 by

When faced with the fact that only 27% of hospitality staff have returned to work after furlough, a staffing crisis is a given. We find out what the sector plans to do about it in the Hospitality Business Leaders Survey[...]

Furlough scheme extended until September News

Furlough scheme extended until September

02 March 2021 by

It has been confirmed that the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, or furlough scheme, will be[...]

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 by

Hospitality leaders are optimistic about the long-term future of the sector and its role in the[...]

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

Think tank the Resolution Foundation has urged chancellor Rishi Sunak to phase out the furlough scheme gradually to avoid job losses, particularly in sectors like hospitality.

More than 160 hospitality CEOs call on chancellor to extend VAT and rates relief News

More than 160 hospitality CEOs call on chancellor to extend VAT and rates relief

15 February 2021

More than 160 hospitality chief executives have written to chancellor Rishi Sunak ahead of next month’s Budget calling for support including an extension of VAT and business rates relief.

Deliveroo and 300 restaurant brands call for second Eat Out to Help Out when restaurants can reopen News

Deliveroo and 300 restaurant brands call for second Eat Out to Help Out when restaurants can reopen

15 February 2021 by

Deliveroo's founder Will Shu, alongside 300 restaurant brands including Itsu and Pizza Hut, has called on[...]

Furlough estimated to cost hospitality industry more than £542m a month News

Furlough estimated to cost hospitality industry more than £542m a month

05 February 2021 by

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is estimated to be costing the hospitality industry more than £542m[...]

Calls to cut tax on draught beer to help pubs News

Calls to cut tax on draught beer to help pubs

22 January 2021 by

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) is calling for a Budget that lowers the rate of[...]

Treasury declines to comment on furlough extension speculation News

Treasury declines to comment on furlough extension speculation

22 January 2021 by

The government has declined to comment on speculation that the furlough scheme is set to be[...]

No update on VAT cut or business rates holiday extension until March News

No update on VAT cut or business rates holiday extension until March

12 January 2021

The industry is to wait for the chancellor's budget in March for further financial support and news on whether the current VAT cut and business rates holiday will be extended.

Chancellor extends furlough until end of April News

Chancellor extends furlough until end of April

17 December 2020

The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of April 2021, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced today.

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