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Hospitality industry congregates in Parliament Square for HospoDemo

Celebrity chefs, bartenders and sommeliers among the crowds at today's peaceful protest (19 October) at 11am.

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BREAKING: Prime Minister announces three-tier Covid approach and what it means for hospitality

Local areas will be put into one of three tiers of danger (medium, high and very high) with Liverpool's allocation of the latter meaning pubs and bars will close from Wednesday.

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BREAKING: Chancellor announces Job Support Scheme and hospitality-specific VAT freeze

Rishi Sunak has today (24 September) outlined 'radical interventions' that will support workers on reduced hours and extend the reduced 5% VAT cut until 31 March 2021.

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Trade reacts to nationwide 10pm curfew

As the hospitality industry readies for Thursday's curfew in the wake of Boris Johnson's announcement, that will also include implementing table service by law, London's on-trade voice their concerns.

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Night-time hospitality industry launches report to save sector

Nightclub, late-night bar, music venue and event space operators are calling on the government to accept reopening plan that has been backed by Institute of Occupational Medicine.

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Proposed Property Bounceback Grant could save 375,000 jobs in first year

The grant has been proposed by UKHospitality, leisure and retail bodies to facilitate rental agreements between landlords and tenants.

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Majority of hospitality businesses join Eat Out to Help Out scheme

According to a survey conducted by trade body UKHospitality, the majority of Britain’s hospitality businesses are joining the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

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WSTA’s calls to remove VI-1 for imported EU wine debated in House of Lords

The proposed amendment to the Agriculture Bill would reduce the burden of wine import documentation that could come into force due to Brexit on 1 January 2021.

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

SipAdvisor: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

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Night-time hospitality industry launches report to save sector

Nightclub, late-night bar, music venue and event space operators are calling on the government to accept reopening plan that has been backed by Institute of Occupational Medicine.

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Proposed Property Bounceback Grant could save 375,000 jobs in first year

The grant has been proposed by UKHospitality, leisure and retail bodies to facilitate rental agreements between landlords and tenants.

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Majority of hospitality businesses join Eat Out to Help Out scheme

According to a survey conducted by trade body UKHospitality, the majority of Britain’s hospitality businesses are joining the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

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WSTA’s calls to remove VI-1 for imported EU wine debated in House of Lords

The proposed amendment to the Agriculture Bill would reduce the burden of wine import documentation that could come into force due to Brexit on 1 January 2021.

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Mixed reactions from hospitality businesses following chancellor's VAT cut and voucher scheme

While food-focused pubs, bars and restaurants have welcomed the announcement, wet-led venues and breweries are calling for more help from the government.

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Breaking: Chancellor announces VAT cut and 'unique' eat out voucher scheme to help hospitality

Rishi Sunak also a £9bn Job Retention Bonus, Kickstart Scheme, cut to VAT and 'Eat out, help out' initiative.

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UK hospitality leaders call for government support to save the industry

Around 120 leading hospitality voices have co-signed a business support and investment proposal for the government that would help the industry through the Covid-19 crisis.

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British Beer & Pub Association calls for more clarity on pubs' reopening date in Wales

British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called on the Welsh government to clarify when all pubs will be allowed to reopen in Wales.

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Mixed reactions from hospitality businesses following chancellor's VAT cut and voucher scheme

While food-focused pubs, bars and restaurants have welcomed the announcement, wet-led venues and breweries are calling for more help from the government.

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Breaking: Chancellor announces VAT cut and 'unique' eat out voucher scheme to help hospitality

Rishi Sunak also a £9bn Job Retention Bonus, Kickstart Scheme, cut to VAT and 'Eat out, help out' initiative.

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UK hospitality leaders call for government support to save the industry

Around 120 leading hospitality voices have co-signed a business support and investment proposal for the government that would help the industry through the Covid-19 crisis.

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British Beer & Pub Association calls for more clarity on pubs' reopening date in Wales

British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called on the Welsh government to clarify when all pubs will be allowed to reopen in Wales.