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Operating costs at nightlife businesses soar

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Operating costs at nightlife businesses soar

By BigHospitality

Nightlife businesses have seen their operating costs soar by more than a quarter, according to new figures from the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA).

10 ways to combat food cost inflation

10 ways to combat food cost inflation

By Joe Lutrario

A perfect storm of factors are continuing to propel food prices skyward – average food prices were up 1.4% in June and the same figure last month – and the worst is probably still to come.

Independent restaurants boom in Northern cities

Northern cities lead independent restaurant boom

By Sophie Witts

Northern cities are seeing a boom in independent restaurant openings with growth rates outstripping traditional hotspots such as London and Edinburgh, a new study shows.

European hotel prices are showing a downward trend, with significant drops in Edinburgh and London rates

European hotel prices show downward trend

By Carina Perkins

Hotel prices in key European cities have hit their lowest level in four years, according to the latest trivago Hotel Price Index (tHPI).

Overnight hotel costs have decreased in London and Glasgow this September

Hotel prices drop in London and Glasgow

By Lauren Houghton

Despite the trend for rising prices year-on-year in hotels throughout the UK, overnight costs decreased in London and Glasgow this September, according to hotel.info. 

Hotel prices in Wimbledon have increased by as much as 114 per cent while the tennis championships are on

#Wimbledon2014: Hotel prices rise 114%

By Lauren Houghton

Hotel prices in Wimbledon have increased by as much as 114 per cent while the tennis championships are on, according to hotel search website trivago.co.uk, and hospitality businesses are laying on events and offers to make the most of the tournament. 

Balancing act: The rising cost of food has left restaurants reassessing their supply chain

Soaring food prices leave restaurants fighting for profit

By Luke Nicholls

Food prices have overtaken rent and business rates in the list of major overheads facing UK restaurants and are now second only to staff wages, according to a new industry-wide report by reservations company Livebookings.

ALMR's benchmarking report reveals hope ahead for pubs

Pub operating costs stabilise, growth expected ahead

By Lorraine Heller

Pub operating costs are stabilising for the first time since 2007, indicating that Britain’s pubs and bars have a good platform for growth, reveals a benchmarking report from ALMR.

Hotel room prices dropped an average of 16 per cent in the first half of the year

Hotel room prices fall 16% in six months

By Emma Eversham

Guests paid an average 16 per cent less for hotel rooms in the UK between January and June this year compared to the same period last year, according to a survey by booking website Hotels.com

BHA warns of 45,000 job losses if tips law changes

BHA warns of 45,000 job losses if tips law changes

By Joe Lutrario

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) warns that as many as 45,000 jobs could be lost if the Government pushes ahead with plans to outlaw the use of tips to boost below-minimum wages

Industry divided over VAT cuts

Industry divided over VAT cuts

By Becky Paskin

The hospitality industry is divided over whether to keep or pass on savings from the Government’s VAT cuts that came into force today

Food prices start to slow down

Food prices start to slow down

By Emma Eversham

Food costs rose by 0.8 per cent in August, compared with 3.1 per cent in July, indicating a much-awaited slowdown.

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