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door security staff shortages shortage 'becoming critical' nightclub pub and bar

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Security shortage 'becoming critical'

By James McAllister

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has warned that door security staff shortages in the night time economy are 'becoming critical'.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak set to delay plans for business rates reform

Sunak set to delay plans for business rates reform

By James McAllister

Plans for a major overhaul of the business rates system have been shelved, with Chancellor Rishi Sunak now only expected to unveil smaller scale tweaks in this month's Budget.

McDonald's UK aims for net zero emissions by 2040

McDonald's UK aims for net zero emissions by 2040

By James McAllister

McDonald's UK and Ireland (UK&I) has launched a new sustainability strategy with the aim of achieving net zero emissions across its entire business and value chain by 2040.

When does VAT change in restaurant and pubs?

Trade bodies unite to call for VAT to stay at 12.5%

By Joe Lutrario

Trade associations representing the UK’s hospitality and tourism sectors have joined forces to call on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to introduce a permanent lower rate of VAT to accelerate the UK’s economic recovery.

More London areas opt for continuation of alfresco dining

More London areas opt for continuation of alfresco dining

By Joe Lutrario

Westminster City Council will continue to allow hospitality businesses to setup alfresco dining areas on some streets within Pimlico, Belgravia and Mayfair following an “overwhelming positive” consultation with residents.

Franco Manca and The Real Greek operator Fulham Shore sees trading surpass 2019 levels

Fulham Shore sees trading surpass 2019 levels

By Georgi Gyton

Franco Manca and The Real Greek operator Fulham Shore has seen total revenues reach more than £39m for the half year to 26 September 2021, compared to £36m achieved in the comparable period in 2019.

Jamie Oliver expands presence in India

Jamie Oliver expands presence in India

By James McAllister

The Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group and franchise partner Dolomite are set to open four more branches of Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria in India before the end of the year.

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