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Inn Collection Group Offers Up Pubs as a Warm Space
A “pub with rooms” company, the Inn Collection, is inviting older members of the community to use their pubs as warm spaces during December.The company has teamed up with supplier Ringtons Tea to launch its ‘WINNter Warmers’ campaign, offering 50 percent off hot beverages at its retail locations.

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Diageo Campaign with ‘Think!’ Returns This Christmas to Tackle Drink Driving
Diageo, maker of Guinness, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan and Baileys, is re-igniting its partnership with THINK!, the government’s official road safety initiative. The digital campaign aims to call on people to stop friends from drinking alc

New Leading Catering Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice Launched
UKHospitality, in partnership with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS), has today launched an updated version of the industry-recognised hygiene standards guide for all caterers.

The guide, sponsored by Food Alert, is the only recog

Recession Threat Drives Negative Sentiment, Despite Some Recovery
Lumina Intelligence’s Wholesale Market report showcases that the majority of business leaders across the grocery retail (54%) and eating out market (58%) are expecting trading conditions to deteriorate to July 2023, with many wholesale customers seeking ou

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450 g mixed dried fruit
50 g glacé cherries (optional)
grated zest of 1 orange
1 tablespoon LittlePod chocolate extract or 350ml, LittlePod vanilla beer or stout 350g plain flour
1⁄4 teaspoon mixed spice
175 g butter or margarine
275 g soft brown sugar
50 g walnuts or 50 g blanched almonds, shredded
grated zest of 1 lem

1 in 4 Small Businesses Plan to Close, Downsize, or Restructure if Energy Bills Relief Ends in April Next Year
Small firms’ survival during the ongoing energy price crisis will depend on continued government support through Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) beyond March 2023, a

Hospitality Shift Workers Will Work 43% More Hours this Weekend
Hospitality industry workers will collectively work 43% more hours this weekend compared to usual, according to analysis from shift work platform, Deputy.

With Black Friday coinciding with Wales and England World Cup fixt

New Report Shows Government Underestimates True Value of Club Culture in the UK
With recent reports stating that 1 in 3 Nightclubs are at risk of closing in the coming months, the NTIA and AFEM have expressed concern that the UK faces losing the world-renowned club network, the breeding ground for the artist

Supply Chain Concerns as Delivery Workers Vote to Strike
Almost 400 workers delivering food to KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut and Wagamama will strike over a real terms pay cut.

A majority of 76 per cent of those who voted were in favour of industrial action.

Bestfood drivers, who also deliver fresh food to the lik

Greene King Fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support Feted at Westminster Event
PubAid and the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) have celebrated Greene King’s outstanding achievement in raising more than £13 million for Macmillan Cancer Support, presenting the brewer and pub operator wit

Chef Barry Vera and Partners Take on Star Lease
Chef, author and television and radio presenter Barry Vera, together with entrepreneurs Christopher Webb and Joe Scarborough, have taken on the lease of Star Pubs & Bars’ The Green Man in Grantchester and are undertaking a joint £500,000 refurbishment of the pub. Closed for three years, it will reopen m

Strike Resolution Needed as Hospitality Set to Lose £1.5 Billion
UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls has written to the Transport Secretary Mark Harper outlining the scale of the damage facing the sector.

Analysis by UKHospitality shows that the fresh wave of rail strikes set to hit the country in December will cost the sect

Staff Shortages This Christmas for 62% of Hospitality Businesses
Three quarters of operators say they are expecting a shortage of kitchen staff and 74% say they are expecting not to have enough front of house staff this Christmas. Over 60% (62%) said they were expecting a shortfall in both.

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Food for Thought as Omne Research Reveals Consumers Still Hungry for New Eating Experiences
Omne Agency today unveils its Unchartered Waters report, detailing the ongoing pressures facing food and hospitality operators and brand-new consumer research - and the opportunities to drive growth through consumer’s hunger f

The Drinks Trust’s Energy Crisis Fund is Now Open for Applications
As the hospitality and licensed on trade sector struggles with rising energy costs, the Drinks Trust has opened applications to its energy fund.

It is widely known that the hospitality industry workforce now faces the combination of rising prices, rocketing food and

Greater Manchester Launches Christmas Campaign to Save its Hospitality Sector
With just one month to go until Christmas, Greater Manchester’s Night Time Economy Adviser has launched a festive campaign to support the city-region’s hospitality industry.

‘Give the Gift of Going Out’ ai

October Takeaway Sales Double Pre-COVID Levels but Stall Year-on-Year
Deliveries and takeaways now account for nearly a quarter of all sales at Britain’s leading restaurant groups, having doubled since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CGA by NielsenIQ’s new Hospitality at Home Tracker shows sales by value in October 2022 we

CAMRA Podcast Returns to the Airwaves for Christmas
The popular CAMRA podcast Pubs. Pints. People. is set to return to the airwaves just in time for Christmas featuring a highly anticipated episode featuring beer and food pairings, perfect for the festive season.

The first episode of season six will air on Wednesday 7 December and the show will once again return to its mon

Scottish Government Publishes Consultation on Restricting Alcohol Advertising & Promotion
The Scottish Government has published a Consultation on Restricting Alcohol Advertising and Promotion in Scotland which closes on 9 March 2023.

The consultation will consider:
• A ban on sports sponsorship in Scotland, whic

Christmas Rail Strikes “Will be Devastating for Hospitality”
The hospitality sector is warning of a “nightmare Christmas” following the announcement of more railway strike dates.

The RMT declared that its 40,000 members will walk out throughout December and January, coinciding with the sector’s busiest trading period.

Strike action will t

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