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Labour leader Sit Keir Starmer calls for 10pm curfew rethink following lifting of England Coronavirus lockdown

Starmer calls for curfew rethink

By James McAllister

Sir Keir Starmer has called for a rethink of the Government's 10pm curfew on hospitality, suggesting it would be better to stagger closing times once businesses reopen post lockdown.

The biggest news stories in UK hospitality

Friday Five: the week's top news stories

By Restaurant

A round-up some of the main hospitality news stories from the past week including relief over the extension to the Job Retention Scheme, the welcoming of off-premise alcohol sales, and arrests made in connection with the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Chefs Ollie Dabbous, Ravneet Gill, James Elliott, Jeremy Lee, Eyal Jagermann and Ixta Belfrage Belazu Virtual Banquet

Top chefs join line up for second Belazu Virtual Banquet

By Restaurant

Chefs including Ollie Dabbous, Ravneet Gill, James Elliott, Jeremy Lee, Eyal Jagermann and Ixta Belfrage will participate in the second Belazu Virtual Banquet following the success of the first online event in May.

What will office christmas parties look like this year lockdown coronavirus

The Lowdown: lockdown Christmas parties

By Restaurant

With the prospect of lockdown 2 putting a dampener on Christmas parties, restaurants are finding different ways of keeping the festive celebrations alive.

Will furlough scheme be extended beyond England second Coronavirus lockdown

Further furlough extension expected

By James McAllister

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to further extend the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) to all businesses that remain shut beyond 2 December.

Legislative loophole allows for takeaway beer sales pubs England Coronavirus lockdown

Legislative loophole allows for takeaway beer sales

By James McAllister

The Government has partially U-turned on its decision to ban pubs in England selling takeaway alcoholic drinks during the forthcoming November lockdown, legislation published yesterday (3 November) shows.

Restaurant bookings surge ahead of second Coronavirus lockdown in England

Bookings surge ahead of second lockdown

By James McAllister

Chefs and restaurateurs across England have seen a surge in reservations ahead of the second country-wide lockdown, with booking numbers three-times higher than the week before in some cases.

Legal challenge launched against Manchester Tier 3 lockdown restrictions Sacha Lord

Legal challenge launched against Manchester restrictions

By James McAllister

Sacha Lord, the night time economy adviser for Greater Manchester, has commenced a Judicial Review into the legality of implementing emergency restrictions on the region’s hospitality sector without scientific evidence.

Sunak set to introduce Tier 2 finance support

Sunak set to introduce Tier 2 finance support

By Finn Scott-Delany

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce new financial support for hospitality businesses in areas operating under Tier 2 Coronavirus restrictions, such as London and Birmingham.

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