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Easter closures due to Coronavirus to see pub sector lose £325m

It comes as those in the sector mark the second Easter in a row where pubs will not be able to open doors to its customers The loss of beer sales from this Easter bank holiday weekend will result in the pub sector losing out on £325m in trade, according to the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA). With limited trading conditions still in place to limit the spread of Covid-19, the trade group has said that UK pubs will also “miss out on selling 85 million pints this Easter”.…

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Chancellor unveils £4.6bn in new lockdown grants

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off grant worth up to £9,000, the chancellor has announced. The news comes after the prime minister’s announcement that businesses will be closed until at least February half-term in order to help control the spread of Covid-19. This comes in addition to the £1.1bn in further discretionary grant funding for Local Authorities, Local Restriction Support Grants worth up to £3,000 a month and the extension of the furlough scheme The cash is provided on a per-property basis to support…

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UK hospitality trade bodies outline ‘road to recovery’

Sector must use industry collaboration and government support to boost recovery, according to UKH and CGA A new report from UKHospitality and CGA has revealed the scale of impact Covid has had on the hospitality sector, and outlines what the industry can do to recover both sales and consumer confidence. According to the trade bodies, “rigorous” safety measures, industry collaboration and government support can “speed the sector along the road to recovery”. The latest Future Shock series of reports from both groups provides the “most detailed picture yet” of the…

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