By M&C Report team2006-07-09T07:58:00+01:00
Inflation has soared to its highest level in nine years, with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) claiming this is down to last year’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
Hospitality could be experiencing a slowing in the recovery of consumer activity, weekly data compiled by the ONS has suggested.
The reopening of indoor dining helped underpin UK GDP growth during Q2 2021. Analysis from UKHospitality shows the hospitality sector was responsible for 40% of total economic growth from Q1 to Q2 2021, with Kate Nicholls calling on the Government for business rate reform and a permanently lowered rate of VAT.
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Ex-convicts could help plug staff shortages in pubs and restaurants in the run-up to Christmas, said Justice Secretary Dominic Raab.
Students are planning to boycott nightclubs next week as part of nationwide protests, with more than 30 universities taking part in the campaign in a bid to force venues to increase safety measures.
More than two hundred hospitality industry leaders have written to Rishi Sunak urging him not to increase the rate of VAT.
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