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  • 5 June 2018

    UK pubs to benefit from FIFA World Cup 2018

    This June and July pub operators across the UK look set to enjoy an influx of business, as thirsty revellers cram into pubs and bars to watch the FIFA World...
  • 25 March 2018

    Storm approaching for restaurant sector

    A "perfect storm" is hitting the restaurant sector, with quarterly rent bills due at a time when costs are climbing, consumer spending is subdued and new business rates are on...
  • 19 March 2018

    Appeal to government to save Britain's pubs

    Campaigners are calling for a new deal for pubs in response to fresh data which reveals 18 pubs are closing each week. The Campaign for Real Ale (known as CAMRA)...
  • 14 March 2018

    Restaurant industry in distress

    The hospitality industry continues to suffer, as reduced footfall and increasing business rates put pressure on the sector. The latest figures from Springboard, provider of retail performance benchmarking insights, show...
  • 2 March 2018

    Snow and the impact on restaurants

    Weather can have a huge impact on businesses and, this week, restaurateurs will be counting the cost of cancellations and closures brought about by the heavy snow falls. Inclement weather...
  • 26 February 2018

    Marketing your hospitality business

    Recently we looked at some general tips to help boost the success of your hospitality business. In this article, we look at ways to improve the marketing of your food...
  • 23 February 2018

    Tips to help your hospitality business succeed

    Businesses in the hospitality and catering sector (restaurants, pubs and hotels) have a 59 per cent failure rate in the first year of opening, according to a study by Professor...
  • 21 November 2017

    Eating and drinking out market under pressure

    The latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker figures show that "times are tough for operators" in the hospitality industry. As the UK continues to spend less on eating out, pubs, bars...
  • 17 November 2017

    Tackling food waste boosts food and drink sector profits

    The British Hospitality Association (BHA) in association with WRAP Cymru, the food sustainability experts, have announced that their food waste reduction campaign ‘Your Business is Food, don’t throw it away’...
  • 15 November 2017

    Sky-high business rates for pubs

    New figures reveal British pubs are paying nearly five times the business rates of comparable shops and restaurants. According to a British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) study published this...
  • 1 November 2017

    A fifth of restaurants at risk of failure

    The number of restaurants declaring insolvency has risen by 13 per cent in the year ending March 2017 to 1,544 from 1,363 in 2015/16, according to Insolvency Service data. 20...
  • 27 September 2017

    UK pub industry under pressure

    The UK’s pub giants are beginning to struggle because of a squeeze on earnings and rising costs, according to an industry stress test by ratings agency Moody’s.   Analysts said...
  • 16 November 2016

    Rise in business rates set to impact Britain's pubs

    For the first time in seven years, the government has re-evaluated the business rates payable, leaving London boroughs paying an extra £1.907 billion in tax over the next five years....
  • 26 November 2016

    Business rates appeals system could cost SMEs £700m

    A consortium of lobby groups representing SMEs, retailers and pubs have criticised the proposed new business rates appeal system, being introduced in April 2017, saying a provision in the appeal...
  • 22 December 2016

    Rate rises and Brexit could hit restaurants

    Chief executives of several London restaurants have warned of the impact increased business rates, taxes, Brexit and the weaker Sterling could have on the hospitality sector. In a letter to...
  • 13 February 2017

    Rate rises put squeeze on UK pubs

    An article in the Times this week looks at how the forthcoming business rates hikes are putting increased pressure on pubs. It focuses on The Queens in Ludlow, which will...
  • 23 February 2017

    Hotels at risk of insolvency

    1,800 UK hotels could over out of business over the next three years, as a direct result of rising costs. The latest research into the threats facing the hotel industry...
  • 30 August 2016

    Hospitality sector boosted by Brexit vote

    According to recent economic surveys, Britons are eating and drinking their way through the Brexit vote, giving businesses in the hospitality sector a major boost. What's more, a report today...
  • 18 July 2016

    Food is the entrepreneurs startup choice

    According to a recent survey of over 2,000 people in the days leading up to and following the Brexit vote, food and drink seems to be the most in-demand startup...
  • 23 October 2012

    Long term growth in eating out

    Recent research has shown that, over the last 30 years, the UK’s eating out spending as a percentage of total spent on food has doubled, with the UK’s eating out...