Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur with a bold idea for a new restaurant concept or a successful hotelier with plans to expand an already popular business, this section has all the latest news and trends in hospitality finance to help you on your way.
Business groups have called for government action after a new report showed lending to small and medium-sized firms (SME’s) such as restaurants, hotels and bars continued to fall in the second quarter of the year.
Banks are failing to provide the service and value that small and medium-sized (SME) businesses such as bars, restaurants and hotels need to thrive, according to a new report from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
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.
Consumers have become ‘value hunters’ and are increasingly willing to go extra lengths to get the best deal, making it more important than ever to build the relationship that will create brand loyalty. But with this loyalty comes further expectations...
The inflation-busting price hikes announced by ‘the big six’ electricity and gas firms last year have hit hospitality businesses hard, with 90 per cent of restaurateurs claiming rising energy costs have forced them to reassess menu prices.
Hospitality businesses have reason to cheer after today's Autumn Statement, with industry bodies unanimously welcoming a package of measures on business rates and the removal of employers’ national insurance contributions for young people.
"Britain's economic plan is working," proclaimed George Osborne in his Autumn Statement earlier today as the Chancellor pledged to support 'the hard-working values' of the nation's high street restaurants, cafés and pubs.