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Landlords still chasing hospitality tenants for unpaid pandemic rent

07 December 2021 by

Landlords are still pursuing County Court Judgments (CCJs) demanding rent from hospitality tenants for the periods in which they were mandated to close due to the pandemic, according to UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls.

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UK hospitality industry yet to recover to pre-pandemic trading levels

12 November 2021 by

The UK hospitality industry is still yet to recover to pre-Covid trading levels with businesses ‘fighting on all fronts’ for survival, new research shows.

One in five hospitality landlords still 'unwilling to negotiate' on rent News

One in five hospitality landlords still 'unwilling to negotiate' on rent

16 July 2021 by

One in five hospitality landlords are still unwilling to negotiate on rent payments, UKHospitality chief executive[...]

A third of hospitality staff could soon be self-isolating, UKHospitality tells MPs News

A third of hospitality staff could soon be self-isolating, UKHospitality tells MPs

13 July 2021 by

Around one in five hospitality staff are self-isolating due to rules around coronavirus contact tracing, UKHospitality[...]

Hospitality trade bodies warn of mounting costs while restrictions remain in place News

Hospitality trade bodies warn of mounting costs while restrictions remain in place

29 June 2021 by

Hospitality trade bodies are calling on the government to take action over the mounting costs facing[...]

Calls for government to extend hospitality support if 21 June 'unlocking' delayed News

Calls for government to extend hospitality support if 21 June 'unlocking' delayed

11 June 2021 by

The government is facing calls to extend economic support for businesses if the 21 June ‘unlocking’[...]

Delay to 21 June reopening would have ‘devastating effect’ on the hospitality industry News

Delay to 21 June reopening would have ‘devastating effect’ on the hospitality industry

01 June 2021

Fears are growing that ‘Freedom Day’ on 21 June – the day when all restrictions on social contact in England could be lifted – may be delayed and further impact hospitality businesses.

Andy Burnham calls on hospitality firms to sign up to employment charter News

Andy Burnham calls on hospitality firms to sign up to employment charter

20 May 2021

Andy Burnham has called on the hospitality industry to work more closely with local politicians to improve skills and employment standards coming out of the pandemic.

Plans for 17 May reopening remain 'on track', says culture secretary News

Plans for 17 May reopening remain 'on track', says culture secretary

22 April 2021 by

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden has said plans to allow indoor hospitality in England to reopen on[...]

Education secretary says employers and colleges must engage more News

Education secretary says employers and colleges must engage more

18 March 2021 by

Education secretary Gavin Williamson says he is focused on ensuring young people in the UK are[...]

Kate Nicholls to tackle hospitality careers in interview with education secretary News

Kate Nicholls to tackle hospitality careers in interview with education secretary

09 March 2021 by

UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls will grill education secretary Gavin Williamson on the future of hospitality[...]

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

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[...]

Light in the darkness: the operators finding optimism and opportunity during lockdown Business

Light in the darkness: the operators finding optimism and opportunity during lockdown

11 February 2021

From charitable endeavours to changing business models or simply having the time to slow down and plan for the future, there have been some positive stories over the past year, despite the doom and gloom.

Kate Nicholls: true scale of crisis still masked by government support News

Kate Nicholls: true scale of crisis still masked by government support

10 February 2021

The true scale of the crisis facing the hospitality industry will not become clear until it reaches the "cliff edge" of the end of government support over the next two months, UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls has warned.

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