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Hospitality sector ‘facing jobs crisis’ despite rise in vacancies

Recent research by RSM showcased that the number of new job vacancies in the hospitality sector rose by 46% in the last two weeks The hospitality sector is currently “facing a jobs crisis” that threatens to hold back its recovery, according to PaulNewman, head of leisure and hospitality at RSM.  In a statement, which comes one week after venues resumed indoor trading, Newman called on the government to consider the “relaxation of visa barriers” – after Brexit/Covid-19 has reduced the pool of foreign-born workers by almost one million – “acutely…

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Nearly half English consumers return to hospitality in first week back

According to CGA’s Consumer Pulse survey, 44% of adult consumers in England have visited hospitality businesses since their reopening Almost half (44%) of adult consumers in England have returned to hospitality businesses in England since their reopening, according to CGA’s Consumer Pulse survey. This figure is an increase from the 35% of consumers who returned in the first ten days of reopening after the end of England’s first national lockdown in July 2020, highlighting a renewed confidence in the sector. Furthermore, people who have visited hospitality venues have made an…

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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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