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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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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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