Covid: Al fresco dining to become a High Street fixture in England

Pavement dining and outdoor pint licences will continue for another year in England as part of a government plan to get hospitality back on its feet.

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EU workers leaving ‘will leave UK industries in total crisis’

A post-Brexit exodus has left the hospitality, construction and trucking sectors with severe labour shortages – and the worst is yet to come.

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We’re in serious trouble, says hospitality industry.

Hospitality, wedding and night-time entertainment businesses have reacted with horror to the delay in England’s full reopening until 19 July.

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Couples fear losing thousands if Covid restrictions aren’t lifted on June 21, industry body warns

Wedding firms and couples planning to tie the knot this summer have been plunged into chaos amid fears ‘Freedom Day’ could be delayed.

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“I swapped street food for helping the community”

Full of Chaat’s Sarah Ventre speaks to Closer Magazine about how she had to completely change the function of her street food business during the pandemic and how she’s made it work for her and her local community…

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NCASS Member Anna Mae’s Mac ‘N’ Cheese in the news.

Tony Solomon – joint founder of festival foodie favourite Anna Mae’s Mac ‘N’ Cheese featured on BBC News this week to discuss his hopes for the return of boutique festivals this year…

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Online junk food advert ban will batter our chippies – but won’t beat obesity.

Groups including The Nationwide Caterers Association, The British Take- away Campaign and The National Federation of Fish Friers, representing tens of thousands of takeaways, are now joining forces to beg ministers not to ban them from advertising online.

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Natwest Business Hub – What next as Eat Out to Help Out ends?

It saw diners return in droves, but what will restaurants do now the £522m initiative has drawn to a close?

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Mark Laurie on Midlands Today, Evening News

Mark Laurie talks to BBC Midlands about the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality / catering industry

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Chef & Restaurant Magazine – The Future of Fine Dining (p58)

What does the future hold for fine dining specifically? How can an experience known for its intimacy evolve and allow for social distancing?

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Belfast Live – NI sees rise in new food and drink businesses registered in August

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The Guardian – WFH? The coffee (and prosecco) van coming to a British street near you

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Thisismoney.co.uk – Is the prawn sandwich in peril? UK’s caterers ‘abandoned’ as decimated £70bn sector is excluded from Rishi Sunak’s £4.1bn VAT giveaway

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Birmingham Business – Caterers voice concerns in survey

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Big Hospitality – Mark Laurie: Caterers must adopt a model that has affordable food at its heart

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Big Hospitality – Street food and mobile caterers: advice on the income support scheme

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Big Hospitality – Future of street food traders in doubt as 70% fear they will go under

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Huffpost UK – Video: Street Food And Festival Vendors Fear Industry Collapse Amid Coronavirus

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