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Scotland to lift hospitality restrictions next week

Scotland to lift hospitality restrictions next week

By James McAllister

It has been confirmed that trading restrictions on indoor hospitality settings in Scotland will be lifted next week, with nightclubs able to reopen again following an enforced four-week closure.

Poke House mulls UK IPO

Poke House mulls UK IPO

By James McAllister

Italian poke chain Poke House is mulling an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the next two years as part of its plans for aggressive expansion.

Relief as Wales prepares to ease trading restrictions nightclubs to reopen vaccine passports

Relief as Wales prepares to ease restrictions

By James McAllister

Wales is set to gradually move back to Alert Level Zero by the end of the month, removing trading restrictions that have been in place since late December.

McDonald’s is piloting a new customer rewards scheme called MyMcDonald’s Rewards

McDonald’s pilots new customer rewards scheme

By BigHospitality

McDonald’s is launching a rewards scheme that will enable customers to collect points on their purchases and redeem them against menu items or make a charity donation.

Poor festive trading leaves Welsh hospitality 'in peril'

Poor festive trading leaves Welsh hospitality 'in peril'

By James McAllister

UKHospitality Cymru has warned that an immediate increase in financial support and the lifting of trading restrictions is urgently needed to prevent Welsh hospitality businesses closures and job losses.

NTIA: ‘Let us dance on New Year’s Eve’

NTIA: ‘Let us dance on New Year’s Eve’

By Joe Lutrario

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has penned a last-minute letter to the Prime Minister requesting that he ends uncertainty about post-Christmas Covid restrictions.

TiPJAR relaunches 'Hospitality Worker’s Emergency Fund' to support hospitality sector staff that are vulnerable and in need

TiPJAR relaunches 'Hospitality Worker’s Emergency Fund'

By James McAllister

Cashless tipping platform TiPJAR has relaunched it’s ‘Hospitality Worker’s Emergency Fund’, enabling the UK public to donate ‘tips’ to support hospitality sector staff that are vulnerable and in need.

“Too little, too late” sector reacts to Omicron grants

“Too little, too late” - sector reacts to Omicron grants

By Joe Lutrario

The Chancellor’s Omicron support package, which includes grants of up to £6,000 per site and the return of Statutory Sick Pay for Covid-related absences, has been met with a lukewarm reception by the hospitality industry.

Grants of up to £6,000 per site to ease Omicron blues

Grants of up to £6,000 per site to ease Omicron blues

By Joe Lutrario

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has committed to fresh support for hospitality including a grant of up to £6,000 per premises to help the industry weather the drop in business caused by the Omicron variant.

Pret told to review ads for its YourPret Barista subscription service

Pret told to review subscription ads

By Joe Lutrario

Pret a Manager has been told to review the adverts for its subscription service following criticism from customers who claim that some of the promised beverages are rarely available.

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