Sacha Lord to legally challenge hospitality reopening date after forcing Government to scrap substantial meal rule

Sacha Lord to challenge hospitality reopening date

By James McAllister

Greater Manchester's night time economy advisor Sacha Lord is to challenge the Government's decision to not allow hospitality to reopen for indoor service until five weeks after non-essential retail unlocks.

Restaurants and pubs al fresco dining and drinks in April D&D London Parkers Arms Jodie Kidd Westminster

The Lowdown: al fresco April

By James McAllister

With restaurants champing at the bit to reopen, many – particularly in the capital – are looking to make use of what outside space they have in order to unlock in April.

Calls grow for June bank holiday petition MP support Steve Baker Lockdown roadmap lifting of restrictions

Calls grow for June bank holiday

By James McAllister

Calls are growing for the Government to make 21 June - the day when it is hoped all final Coronavirus restrictions can be lifted - a bank holiday.

Government to review issue of 'vaccine passports'

Government to review issue of 'vaccine passports'

By James McAllister

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised there will be a review into the 'deep and complex issues' surrounding the potential use of so-called 'vaccine passports' to enter venues like hospitality.

When will hospitality reopen after third Coronavirus lockdown April May roadmap Boris Johnson

Johnson to unveil 'four-stage plan' for easing lockdown

By James McAllister

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will unveil a 'four-stage plan' for easing lockdown in England later today (22 February), which is expected to see hospitality remain closed until at least April.

Hospitality cash reserves run low

Hospitality cash reserves run low

By James McAllister

More than half of hospitality firms now have less than three months of cash reserves left, according to data from the think tank Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

Caffè Concerto to launch CVA after legal action launched by landlord Criterion Capital

Caffè Concerto to launch CVA

By James McAllister

London-based patisserie chain Caffè Concerto is launching a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) in an effort to reduce its rent debt after facing legal action from one of its landlords.

Branded restaurants casual dining see steep decline Lumina Intelligence’s Operator Data Index

Branded restaurants see steep decline

By James McAllister

Branded restaurants experienced a 16.6% outlet decline in 2020, according to research from Lumina Intelligence’s Operator Data Index.


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