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Mayor of London calls for Covid recovery visa

15 September 2021 by

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has backed calls for the government to introduce a Covid recovery visa to plug the shortage of workers across industries including hospitality.

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Hospitality staffing shortage pushes UK job vacancies over one million for first time

14 September 2021 by

The explosion in hospitality job vacancies has helped push the number of employment opportunities over the one million mark for the first time since records began.

Scottish Hospitality Group calls for migrant worker visa scheme News

Scottish Hospitality Group calls for migrant worker visa scheme

18 August 2021 by

The Scottish Hospitality Group has warned that the end of furlough in five weeks will not[...]

The Peat Inn suspends lunch service due to staffing shortages News

The Peat Inn suspends lunch service due to staffing shortages

12 August 2021 by

The Michelin-starred Peat Inn in Fife has been forced to suspend its lunchtime services “for the[...]

How D&D London is solving the skills gap and staff shortage with its hospitality summer school Staffing

How D&D London is solving the skills gap and staff shortage with its hospitality summer school

11 August 2021 by

With nearly 18% of its workforce unfilled, D&D London has launched a Summer School for those[...]

More than 92,000 EU workers estimated to have left UK’s hospitality sector News

More than 92,000 EU workers estimated to have left UK’s hospitality sector

05 August 2021 by

More than 92,000 workers from the European Union are estimated to have left the UK’s hospitality[...]

Hospitality and catering qualifications added to government’s free courses for jobs offer News

Hospitality and catering qualifications added to government’s free courses for jobs offer

29 July 2021

Hospitality and catering qualifications have been added to the government’s free courses for jobs offer, including qualifications in professional cookery and pâtisserie.

The Walnut Tree forced to close temporarily due to staff shortage News

The Walnut Tree forced to close temporarily due to staff shortage

27 July 2021

The Michelin-starred Walnut Tree near Abergavenny in Monmouthshire has become the latest restaurant forced to close temporarily due to a shortage of staff.

Hospitality not included in isolation exemption News

Hospitality not included in isolation exemption

23 July 2021 by

Food production and supply workers can apply to be exempt from self-isolation rules, but hospitality has[...]

Simon Rogan to launch culinary academy with Kendal College to help plug skills gap News

Simon Rogan to launch culinary academy with Kendal College to help plug skills gap

21 July 2021 by

Simon Rogan, the chef behind the two-Michelin-starred restaurant L’Enclume in Cumbria, is launching a new culinary[...]

Free Staffing Summit today to offer practical people solutions News

Free Staffing Summit today to offer practical people solutions

21 July 2021 by

With staffing top of the agenda for every hospitality operator, The Caterer is holding a Staffing[...]

Government launches strategy to support hospitality recovery including dedicated council News

Government launches strategy to support hospitality recovery including dedicated council

16 July 2021 by

The government has launched a ‘hospitality strategy’ to support the recovery of the sector, including a[...]

Chef union says threat of award removal would have ‘seismic impact’ on working conditions in hospitality News

Chef union says threat of award removal would have ‘seismic impact’ on working conditions in hospitality

08 July 2021

Removing awards from hospitality businesses where abuse is proven would have a “seismic impact” on working conditions in the industry, according to the leader of a chef union.

Three-quarters of hotel and catering firms looking to recruit struggling to find staff News

Three-quarters of hotel and catering firms looking to recruit struggling to find staff

07 July 2021

More than half (51%) of hotel and catering firms were looking for new staff in the second quarter of the year, of which 76% reported difficulties in recruiting.

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