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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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CGA says UK hospitality industry still faces “very real” issues

Karl Chessell, CGA’s business unit director for hospitality operators and food, EMEA, reiterated that the pandemic has ‘inflicted massive damage’ into the sector, through the forced closure of thousands of businesses Despite some 79% of business leaders expressing optimism for the future, they also face the “very real” issues of staff shortages, rising costs and high debt levels, according to the latest Future Shock report from CGA and UKHospitality. Karl Chessell, CGA’s business unit director for hospitality operators and food, EMEA, reiterated that the pandemic has “inflicted massive damage” to the…

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UK hospitality vacancy advertisements rise by 73%

Job postings in May and June 2021 rocketed 73% month-on-month for roles in the hospitality industry, whilst applications were down by 0.3%, according to new data from independent job board CV Library. In addition to its findings, a recent report by the online training provider, High Speed Training,  found that a third (33%) of the public felt that roles in hospitality offered “little progression” and are not considered careers for life, with further negative perceptions around low salaries and workplace stress. High Speed Training warned that business owners are now at “breaking…

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