News & Insights

The predicted rise of the 'mini-mass' celebration this Christmas

Usually at this time of year operators are gearing up for the Christmas and New Year party season. Ordering crackers, fine tuning entertainment plans, planning...

Alex Demetriou
12 October, 2020

VAT reduction scheme extended for hospitality and tourism sectors

As previously discussed in our blog we had hoped that the Government would maintain a level of VAT disparity within our industry. Unlike our colleagues...

Alex Demetriou
30 September, 2020

Market update: Increase in demand puts pressure on product availability

As already mentioned the Eat Out To Help Out scheme has been extremely successful but as a result, the increased retail demand has put a...

Allan Peart
16 September, 2020

Economy growth indicates some green shoots of recovery

With Britain suffering the biggest economic hit of any G7 economy (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom & the United States), between April and...

Ben Hoskin
14 September, 2020

Brexit is on but there's still no certainty for food producers

As one of the UK’s largest procurement businesses, we've been working with suppliers and members to minimise the impact of Britain leaving the EU in...

Alex Demetriou
24 August, 2020

Challenges and opportunities facing leisure and hospitality

The leisure and hospitality sectors have been disrupted like never before in recent months, with operators needing to adapt their businesses in order to operate...

Alex Demetriou
14 August, 2020

Why the government put young people at the heart of recovery

The world is facing its second economic downturn in just over a decade and amongst the measures to help the economy recovery our government have...

Martin Renwick
3 August, 2020

More clarity required on temporary VAT reduction

As discussed in our recent newsletter we, alongside others in the industry, are awaiting a bit more clarity from the government on the temporary VAT...

Alex Demetriou
25 July, 2020

The national VAT reduction - a hindrance or a help?

Following the implementation of the reduced VAT in leisure and hospitality, there is a distinct split between operator’s opinions as to whether it should be...

Alex Demetriou
22 July, 2020
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