All news articles for March 19, 2014

The alcohol duty escalator has been scrapped and 1p has been cut from beer tax

Budget 2014: Key points and reaction

By Luke Nicholls

Following the delivery of the 2014 Budget by Chancellor George Osborne earlier today, BigHospitality caught up with some of the key organisations representing pubs, hotels and restaurants as well as individual operators for their reaction.

Lynne Franks will take to the stage alongside Huffincton Post editor-in-chief Carla Buzasi and psyschologist Dr. Linda Papadopolous

Women 1st announce 2014 conference date

By Lauren Houghton

Women 1st, the initiative which aims to increase the number of women working in senior positions in hospitality, is holding its third annual conference at the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square in London on 3 July 2014. 

George Osborne delivered the Government's 2014 Budget to a jubilant House of Commons earlier today (19 March)

Budget 2014: George Osborne scraps alcohol duty escalator

By Luke Nicholls

Pubs across the UK can breathe a big sigh of relief today as Chancellor George Osborne has once again scrapped the punitive escalator for all alcohol duties and cut another penny off the price of a pint of beer in his 2014 Budget announcement. 

Chancellor George Osborne will make his 2014 Budget announcement at 12:30 GMT

Budget 2014: What can we expect from George Osborne?

By Luke Nicholls

The Chancellor George Osborne will today present 'a Budget for a resilient economy'. But with further calls for another beer duty cut and a reduction in VAT, hospitality professionals will undoubtedly be among those watching most closely.


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