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This week's top hospitality stories

Friday five: the week's top news stories

By BigHospitality

Mark Sargeant's sudden departure from Rocksalt, Jonathan Downey vowing to return to hospitality, and Popeye's new vegan play are among this week's top hospitality stories.

Most furloughed workers returned to their jobs

Most furloughed workers returned to their jobs

By BigHospitality

The majority of employees who were still on the Government’s furlough scheme when it closed at the end of September have returned to their jobs, according to the latest official data.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's main hospitality news stories include fears of fresh Coronavirus restrictions, changes to business rates in the Autumn Budget, and La Tasca leaving the UK highstreet after 28 years.

Vaccine passports 'decimating' Scottish nightlife

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Vaccine passports 'decimating' Scottish nightlife

By James McAllister

New data from the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) reveal that trading levels for Scotland's night-time economy have been decimated in the first week of the country's ‘vaccine passport’ scheme.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's main hospitality news stories include D&D London plotting significant expansion, fears over inflation, and Alexis Noble​​ closing her Stoke Newington restaurant Wander due to visa issues.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's main hospitality news stories include Elizabeth Haigh being hit with plagiarism allegations, the closure of 1,000 licenced premises since July, and a delay to planned business rates reform.

Nearly 1,000 licenced hospitality premises lost since July

Nearly 1,000 licenced premises lost since July

By James McAllister

An average of 16 licensed hospitality premises have closed everyday since the market fully reopened in July, the new Market Recovery Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners reveals.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's main hospitality news stories include Noma reclaiming its title as The World’s Best Restaurant, Simon Bonwick's plans to close The Crown, and Brad Carter's new doner kebab brand.

Top fast food brands set to see strong turnover growth according to latest data from the Lumina Intelligence Operator Data Index

Top fast food brands set to see strong turnover growth

By James McAllister

Five Guys, Tortilla, German Doner Kebab and Coco di Mama are all set to fully recover and exceed their 2019 turnover values this year, the latest data from the Lumina Intelligence Operator Data Index shows.

Net Zero Restaurants initiative launches The Sustainable Restaurant Association

Net Zero Restaurants initiative launches

By BigHospitality

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has launched a Net Zero Restaurants initiative in partnership with small business climate action platform Net Zero Now.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's main hospitality news stories include calls to loosen staff visa rules, France reclaiming the Bocuse d'Or title, and the Government assembling a Hospitality Council to guide sector recovery.

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme comes to an end

Furlough scheme ends

By Joe Lutrario

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - better known as furlough - has come to an end.

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France reclaims Bocuse d'Or title

By BigHospitality

A team of chefs from France has won the Bocuse d'Or cooking competition, beating Scandinavian countries Denmark and Norway to the coveted title.

Friday five: the week's top news stories

Friday five: the week's top news stories

By BigHospitality

This week's main hospitality news stories include Prezzo giving its staff a pay rise, new tipping legislation, and Italian delicatessen and restaurant brand Lina Stores' expansion in London.

Government strikes deal to avert CO2 crisis

Government strikes deal to avert CO2 crisis

By Joe Lutrario

Production is to resume at one of Britain’s largest carbon dioxide plants following a Government deal designed to avoid a 'food and drink industry crisis'.

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's main hospitality news stories include a U-turn on 'vaccine passports' in England, Jamie Oliver eyeing a return to restaurants, and Noma finally being awarded three Michelin stars.

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