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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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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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AMC brings 9-screen luxury cinema to Jeddah

AMC Cinemas, in yet another move to develop the moviegoing experience in Saudi Arabia, has opened its ninth location in the Kingdom at Jeddah’s Stars Avenue shopping mall. It is a first for AMC Cinemas in the Kingdom’s west coast city and will offer moviegoers the same luxurious standards they have come to expect and enjoy from AMC Cinemas elsewhere. The AMC Stars Avenue 9 cinema offers 755 seats across nine auditoriums, including eight luxury screens equipped with 4K Barco Laser projectors, surround sound, and luxe recliner and plush rocker…

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