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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 the Chancellor's Budget announcement; Sacha Lord challenging hospitality's delayed reopening date; and Tomahawk refuting claims it bullied staff into lending it money.

Government increases State Aid cap from £3m to £10.9m

Government increases State Aid cap

By James McAllister

The State Aid cap has been increased to more than £10m, giving larger hospitality businesses greater access to Government-backed grant schemes.

Chefs and restaurateurs respond positively to the budget

Chefs and restaurateurs respond positively to the budget

By BigHospitality

Chefs and restaurateurs have reacted positively to the measures for hospitality businesses laid out in the Chancellor’s budget, although many would still like to see more support given to the sector.

Furlough scheme extended until end of September with contributions from employers from July Budget 2021 hospitality

Sunak extends furlough beyond summer

By James McAllister

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) until the end of September in his Budget today (3 March).

Conservative MPs call for beer duty cut

Conservative MPs call for beer duty cut

By James McAllister

A group of Conservative MPs have called on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to cut beer duty in his Budget next week to help the ailing pub sector.

Will there by a business rate holiday in UK?

Holyrood extends business rates holiday

By Joe Lutrario

The Scottish Government has extended the business rates holiday for hospitality, leisure and retail for three months in its latest Budget.

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