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UK government’s “levelling up” agenda starts with takeaway pints

The further relaxation of reopening rules around outdoor dining and takeaway pints are set to government plans to ‘level up’ nation Takeaway pints and outdoor dining are set to be important parts of the government’s “levelling up agenda”, which the prime minister is expected to reveal in a speech this week. Boris Johnson will reveal plans to energise the country’s high streets, which include drastic changes to the hospitality industry’s operations. Pavement licences are set to be extended and made permanent, with the goal of making it cheaper for restaurants, pubs…

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FSB calls on UK Govt to support hospitality

The trade association’s new report outlines recommendations for helping the country’s hospitality and tourism sectors navigate the economic recovery The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has published a new report, which is calling on the government to provide a new strategy to assist the UK’s hospitality and tourism sectors. Titled ‘A Menu for Recovery’, the report outlines a series of recommendations for both sectors, including extending the hospitality VAT rate reduction to 5% until March 2022, and 100% business rates relief throughout the full financial year in England. Furthermore, the…

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Global hotel occupancy hits two-thirds of pre-pandemic levels

According to research from Amadeus, global hospitality occupancy has climbed two-thirds of the way back to pre-pandemic norms of around 70% for this time of yea Hotel occupancy levels are now on an upward trajectory, according to new research from Amadeus, as worldwide occupancy reached 46% in April 2021, up from the low of just 13% in April 2020. According to Amadeus, this means that global hospitality occupancy has climbed two-thirds of the way back to pre-pandemic norms of around 70% for this time of year. Amadeus’ Demand360® business intelligence data…

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