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  • Across the UK circa 2.5 million people will receive a pay rise, as the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage both increase today.
  • Lightspeeed surveyed over 2,000 global restaurant owners, operators, managers and guests to see how the past year has changed their views on the industry. Here’s what we found.
  • The Kuits NRB Top Fifty is a celebration of the fifty top operators in the North. The operators who have been successful in business, who have created working environments that attract and nurture the ...
  • Four out of five of the country’s very best foodie pubs are located up north, with number two – The Parkers Arms in Clitheroe – just an hour’s drive from Manchester. Other pubs up north to achieve rec ...
  • Adrian Ellis, Chair of Manchester Hoteliers’ Association (MHA) has said he is encouraged by early signs of recovery for hospitality businesses across the city following the COVID-19 pandemic. Adrian, ...
  • Windswept northern inns and old country boltholes came out on top in this year’s Top 50 Gastropubs, known as the “Pub Oscars” in the industry. Pubs in rural Lancashire and Yorkshire occupy second, thi ...
  • Eligible businesses could receive a one-off payment of up to £6,000 based on the rateable value of their business premises
  • Under the proposals, venues would have a legal duty to provide specific security plans for a terror attack. Private and public owners of venues and sites currently have no obligation to act on free ad ...
  • The new ‘work from home' directive will kill off the UK's hospitality sector this Christmas, hospitality bosses have warned, with urgent financial support needed for businesses.
  • The new ‘work from home' directive will kill off the UK's hospitality sector this Christmas, hospitality bosses have warned, with urgent financial support needed for businesses.
  • Move to Plan B confirmed as Omicron spreads across UK, with early analysis suggesting cases could be doubling at a rate of as little as 2.5 to 3 days Face masks to become compulsory in most public ind ...
  • The prime minister was urged not to throw nightclubs and bars "under a bus" by imposing the new restrictions. Confirmation of Plan B COVID-19 restrictions for England has stirred dismay in the leisure ...
  • Business leaders are demanding more clarity on what Plan B Covid restrictions in England could mean for them - and are calling for support for those businesses affected as they head into one of the bu ...
  • First Chop, the Manchester brewery, have announced their latest new session beer "Eat Well" in support of the Manchester based social enterprise Eat Well MCR.
  • The Parkers Arms in Lancashire is fully booked for Christmas but its owner fears new variant could flatten festive spirit. Its ever-optimistic proprietor, Stosie Madi, expects normal service to resume ...
  • Dave Critchley, chef and owner of Lu Ban restaurant in Liverpool, told the BBC his recently-opened business had never seen a "solid, full December" due to the pandemic. He said the Chinese-inspired di ...
  • ''The less fish they catch, the more money it makes, everyone's bidding and bidding on it and the price goes up. There's a price war between suppliers on the dockside. The restaurants all want variety ...
  • Greater Manchester premium drinks company Ten Locks has partnered with city centre bar, Junior Jacksons, to host a female networking event aimed at bringing the hospitality community together. Called ...
  • An interactive training session for hospitality professionals to become more sustainable. Carbon Literacy accreditation included.
  • Keg sizes, rates and the bits that Boris and Rishi missed
  • Food and drink firms are seeing "terrifying" price rises, a sector trade body has said, warning of a knock-on effect for consumers. Food and Drink Federation boss Ian Wright told MPs inflation is betw ...
  • Trade body says one in five businesses had to close or cut hours last month for lack of security staff. Nightclubs are suffering from a growing shortage of bouncers, in the latest staffing squeeze to ...
  • Dozens of bars and restaurants across Manchester city centre are facing losing their outside spaces.
  • Three-quarters of pub and restaurant bosses say they are increasing pay to attract staff as a worker shortage continues to hamper the sector’s recovery, according to a survey. A survey of 200 senior e ...
  • The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has called on the Treasury to freeze wine and spirit duty and extend the hospitality VAT reduction in the Autumn Budget to allow the country to climb out of ...
  • The £70 billion furlough programme will come to an end on Thursday, prompting concerns about future job security. Uncertainty remains for the future of almost one million workers who were expected to ...
  • Two of the most recognised figures in Manchester hospitality have explained their reasons for optimism, as national employment figures paint a troubling picture for the service industry. Sacha Lord an ...
  • Obsession 22 - The Lineup Celebrating The Very Best Of Great Britain And The Republic Of Ireland
  • Restaurants will no longer be allowed to keep waiters’ tips when customers pay by card under new legislation, according to reports.
  • The UK is preparing for a severe shortage of CO2 gas which will impact supplies of beer, fizzy drinks and meat, reports suggest.
  • For the next seminar we will take a fresh look at hospitality venues and the ‘visitor journey’, as in a post-lockdown world the live experience is more vital than ever and arguably the main USP a rest ...
  • Our entire hospitality network across the North will have been affected by staffing issues over the past 18 months, with some more seriously impacted than others. NRB explores an overlooked Government ...
  • Councils are considering whether to continue the emergency Covid measures for hospitality firms
  • The next installment of Bruntwood Works X NRB - The Future of Hospitality is set to take place on Monday 20 September. This time, the focus will be on Experience with an expert panel chaired by NRB CE ...
  • PM’s spokesperson rejects suggestion ministers could back away from proposals for clubs and large venues
  • More than a quarter of food and hospitality firms have been hit by low stock levels in recent weeks as Britain’s mounting supply chain crisis takes it toll, according to new figures published this mor ...
  • Trade groups UK Hospitality and the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) are calling for a ‘wide-ranging’ reform of the business rates system, which puts an ‘unfair burden’ on venues.
  • Sacha Lord, night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester (pictured), is investigating the introduction of a salary policy for hospitality operators in the city-region. The policy is part of discu ...
  • A total of 56% of consumers visited a hospitality venue in the first 10 days following July’s Freedom Day, according to a new UK Hospitality (UKH) survey, supported by data from CGA, released today. T ...
  • NRB Assist #65

    18 Aug 2021
    NRB Assist #65 - North Wins Big At UK Awards, Changes To Isolation Rules Welcomed, Supply Shortage And Lorry Driver Crisis Hits Supply Chain. Latest Jobs Incl North Brewing, The Star Inn, Rosso and Au ...

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