Adapting in unprecedented times

Wedgwood The Restaurant made headlines by introducing a takeaway service the week before the government-ordered closure

Coronavirus: support ‘must be extended and enhanced’

Further support for businesses is needed if the hospitality industry is to weather the COVID-19 storm, according to trade group UK Hospitality, which has said the current government measures need to be “extended and enhanced”

Coronavirus: Glasgow distiller’s limited edition rum goes a long way

Wester Spirit Co has released its first white rum to help fund the production of more hand sanitiser during the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus: business grants must be paid faster, say trade groups

Trade groups say time is critical for operators who have not yet received “lifeline” business grants and that more must be done to make payments faster, after figures from the Scottish Government showed grants have so far been paid to a third of the businesses that applied

Coronavirus: still ‘no support’ for many Scottish operators

More than 1500 Scottish pubs, bars and hotels are receiving “no support” from the Scottish Government during the coronavirus shutdown, according to the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA)

Coronavirus: Job Retention Scheme goes live

Claims for wages of furloughed staff can now be submitted online after the UK Government launched its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme this morning

Coronavirus: Pubs and restaurants ‘among the last to exit lockdown’

Greater support for pubs is needed if they are to survive an extended closure period, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has said

Coronavirus: Parliamentary inquiry into hospitality and tourism recovery launches

A group of Westminster politicians has launched an inquiry into the best ways to support the hospitality and tourism industries after the COVID-19 shutdown is lifted
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Coronavirus: at least three weeks notice needed to reopen

The pub sector needs an “absolute minimum” of three weeks to prepare for reopening after the current lockdown, according to the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA)

Edinburgh bars group kicks off Delayed Drinks voucher initiative

The Glenmorangie Company has joined forces with the group behind Edinburgh’s Bramble, The Last Word and Lucky Liquor bars to launch a new drinks voucher initiative