Hospitality Highlights 10th July 2020
News curated by Virtual Solutions
The UK Government have announced a collection of measures to support businesses recovery.
The hospitality industry will be supported by the latest recovery methods announced by Government officials. VAT will be reduced from 20% to 5% for six months, vouchers will offer a 50% reduction in food prices for every diner throughout August, and changes have been made to the Government’s Job Retention Scheme. Read more here.
The UK Hospitality Industry has welcomed the Government’s plan with cautious optimism. Industry leaders have generally reacted with gratitude and relief to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s statement in the House of Commons. Although many people claim that the industry isn’t out of the woods yet, and much more still needs to happen to allow hospitality to fully recover from coronavirus. Read more here.
UK diners familiarise themselves with the ‘New Normal’ Food & Beverage businesses reopen.
Many venues across the country have reopened since Super Saturday, but these establishments and their routines are quite different from what people are familiar with. PPE, floor markings and one-way-systems have been introduced to allow for responsible social distancing. Read more here.
Pubs close in England just days after reopening due to coronavirus cases.
It was as soon as 24 hours after reopening that some pubs in the UK had to close their doors again. After these venues reopened on the 4th July some establishments reported cases of COVID-19 and have been forced to close again. The news has created some concern that the reopening of the Hospitality Industry in the UK may have come too soon. Read more here.
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