CBI: Consumer demand is unlikely to pick up

CBI: Consumer service firms continue to struggle

By Mark Wingett

Consumer service firms, such as restaurants and hotels, continued to struggle in the three months to February, as the gap in sentiment between firms that rely on consumer spending and those that benefit from business investment widened during the period.

Hospitality job losses predicted to rise

Hospitality job losses predicted to rise

By Emma Eversham

The CBIs quarterly survey of the service sector predicts a steep rise in the number of people in the hospitality industry who will lose their jobs over the next year