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UK Hospitality welcomes amended licensing regulations

The new regulations allow businesses to apply for 20 temporary event notices for 2022 and 2023, up from 15, and extend automatic off-licence flexibility until the end of September 2022. Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UKHospitality, said: “These amended regulations are positive news for businesses that have been hard hit over the course of the pandemic. UKHospitality has pushed hard for these extensions so we are grateful that the Home Office has listened and acted. All and any support for the sector will be vital on the long road to…

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UKHospitality urges Treasury action amid “economic long covid” fears

Crisis to leave lasting legacy without more support and timely lifting of restrictions Giving evidence to the House of Commons Treasury Committee hearing on Monday, UKHospitality CEO, Kate Nicholls, highlighted the need for further Government support for the sector, which remains unable to trade profitably under current restrictions. She highlighted that thousands of hospitality businesses are all in jeopardy due to months of enforced closure, more than a year of strict trading conditions and ongoing uncertainty. The hospitality sector has lost more than £87bn over the last year, leaving businesses…

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Viking pushes boat out on leisure at £80m New Brighton scheme

The developer aims to submit an application for a mixed-use scheme at Marine Promenade this summer It is close to agreeing a deal that will see a leading UK entertainment provider take 80,000 sq ft at the Wallasey project.  The attraction will be Gravity Active’s second North West venture. The family entertainment provider signed for 31,000 sq ft at Warrington’s Time Square last summer.  In New Brighton, the ground floor leisure space would replace the existing New Palace and Adventureland attractions that are to be demolished in a bid to revitalise the…

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