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£330m in hospitality and leisure Omicron grants 'unspent by councils'

£330m in Omicron grants 'unspent by councils'

By James McAllister

More than half of the grant money promised to hospitality and leisure businesses in England in the wake of the Omicron variant has yet to be distributed by councils.

Jeremy King loses battle for control over Corbin & King as Minor International acquires full control of business

Jeremy King loses battle for control over Corbin & King

By James McAllister

Jeremy King has lost control of the group that bears his and business partner Chris Corbin's name after its major shareholder, Minor International, fully acquired it in an auction held overnight.

High streets 'face £3bn rates rise' next month

High streets 'face £3bn rates rise' next month

By James McAllister

Hospitality businesses in England face a ‘dangerous cost of doing business crisis’ with high street business rates set to rise £3.1bn on 1 April, according to Altus Group.

Ted Schama: 'Premiums are now almost non existent'

Ted Schama: 'Premiums are now almost non existent'

By James McAllister

The managing director of leisure property agency Shelley Sandzer has said premiums are now 'almost non existent' and the pandemic has given landlords a 'greater understanding' of restaurant business models.

Cubitt House plots 'aggressive plan of growth'

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Cubitt House plots 'aggressive plan of growth'

By James McAllister

London-based pub and hotel group Cubitt House is plotting an 'aggressive plan of growth' with three more openings slated for this year and another three expected in 2023.

Minor International prepares action against Jeremy King

Minor International prepares action against Jeremy King

By BigHospitality

Corbin & King investor Minor International is preparing two further legal cases involving restaurateur Jeremy King, in the latest development in the battle for control over the London-based restaurant group.

Jamie Oliver scrambles to pull out of Russia

Jamie Oliver scrambles to pull out of Russia

By James McAllister

Jamie Oliver is scrambling to shut his Jamie’s Italian restaurant in Russia as he joins a rush of Western companies suspending operations in the country following its invasion of Ukraine.

Keeping VAT at 12.5% is vital, UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls tells Government

Keeping VAT at 12.5% is vital, UKHospitality tells Government

By James McAllister

UKHospitality has told a Government select committee that keeping VAT at 12.5% is vital to the sector, describing it as the only industry in a position to deliver post-pandemic jobs, growth and investment at speed.

High street chains McDonald's, Starbucks and Pizza Hut pause business in Russia following boycott threats

High street chains pause business in Russia

By James McAllister

High street hospitality chains including McDonald's, Starbucks and Pizza Hut have announced they will pause business in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.

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Tasty to open five or six restaurants this year

By BigHospitality

The company behind the Wildwood and Dim T restaurant brands plans to open five or six new restaurants this year as well as renew its focus on delivery and takeaway.

Roadchef in £900m takeover deal

Roadchef in £900m takeover deal

By BigHospitality

Roadchef is set to be acquired in a £900m takeover by Australian financial services group Macquarie.

Wendy’s outlines UK plans for 2022

Wendy’s sets out 2022 UK expansion plans

By Finn Scott-Delany

Wendy’s chief executive Todd Penegor has told analysts the company is 'very pleased' with its launch in the UK as he set out the group's UK expansion plans for 2022.

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