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Whatever you or your business needs, NRB Assist serves to signpost you towards the most up to date and relevant government information, professional advice, and support from industry initiatives and charities. The most useful articles from the last seven days will be shared via email every Tuesday.

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  • Boris Johnson has confirmed that England will move to step three of the roadmap from Monday May 17 as planned. This crucial stage in the easing of lockdown will allow many industries to reopen for the ...
  • Join CityCo and Manchester BID at 11am on Thursday morning to understand tactical plans for the reopening of indoor hospitality, culture and venues on Monday 17th May. It will be an opportunity to hea ...
  • NRB Assist #51

    06 May 2021
    NRB Assist #51 Signposting businesses to the most up to date, relevant information during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. Headlines: Are You Ready For Reopening? PODCAST Business After COVID Ep4 - Res ...
  • CityCo’s podcast Cotttonmouth MCR is a look at the present, and future, of Manchester city centre, talking to the people who are shaping our city. The restaurant sector has both been heavily hit by th ...
  • The latest Hospitality Professionals survey asked frontline workers like you how they felt about reopening, the future of the sector and their career goals for the future. Check out the top five takea ...
  • A Liverpool bar has a discreet measure in place to help visitors who may find themselves in an uncomfortable situation. MOJO, on Back Berry Street, took to Facebook and Instagram to share the news tha ...
  • Working in a busy bar, kitchen or restaurant floor means you can’t help but pick up some time and energy-saving tips to keep you on top of things. Hawksmoor Manchester's Elena Bradley shares her top f ...
  • In the latest Hacks video from Aspire, Maray Bar Manager Mark Jackson shares his top tips for stellar service and keeping your cool under pressure behind one of Liverpool’s favourite restaurant bars. ...
  • The twentieth edition of Northern Restaurant & Bar will now take place 15-16 March 2022 at Manchester Central. The hospitality industry will undoubtedly be one of the engines of the post-Covid recover ...
  • Last summer’s campaign #NOMORENOSHOWS raised consumer awareness of issue with message ‘its ok to cancel – just let us know!’.  The July 20 campaign had huge success with over 12 million twitter impres ...
  • A streamlined consent route to allow businesses such as cafes, bars and restaurants to obtain a licence to place temporary furniture, such as tables and chairs, on the public highway adjacent to their ...
  • Government guidance for people who work in or run restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes or takeaways.
  • The Government's new Restart Grant Scheme, set up to help businesses prepare for re-opening following the recent national lockdown, is now open for applications from eligible businesses in the non-ess ...
  • NRB Assist #46

    31 Mar 2021
    Track & Trace, Guest Experience, Lateral Flow Tests, Vaccine Passports
  • With hospitality looking to bounce back from a tough 12 months, the Guest Experience will be more important than ever and even the smallest improvement will be crucial. Join our panel discussion with ...
  • You can order free rapid lateral flow tests to test your employees twice a week in the workplace. If you have 10 or more employees, from early April you’ll be able to order tests for your employees to ...
  • NRB Assist #45

    24 Mar 2021
    NRB Assist 45 Including: Calls for a Return to ‘Drinking at the Bar’ as Government Softens Hospitality Restrictions (iNews) Nightclubs Warn of Bouncer Shortage Ahead of June Reopening (Manchester Even ...
  • Henry Stephenson, managing director of family run catering equipment business Stephensons, said: “We had been gearing up for complications with importing due to the end of the transition period with t ...
  • The webinar will cover: Insight into the current business trends, and how businesses can gain confidence during the pandemic. Effective ways to manage cash flow; how to make sure you get paid on time. ...
  • NRB Assist #44

    17 Mar 2021
    NRB Assist 44 City Centre Reopening Business Briefing. Wednesday 31 March, 10am (City Co & Machester BID) The Burnt Chef Support Service (The Burnt Chef Project) Owners of Sheffield Hospitality Venues ...
  • The Burnt Chef Project is a not-for-profit social enterprise launched back in May 2019 to challenge mental health stigma within hospitality through education and awareness. They recently launched thei ...
  • In preparation for the 12th April Step 2 reopening of retail and outdoor hospitality, please save the date for a city centre business briefing on Zoom with CityCo/Business Improvement District partner ...
  • With Natasha's Law coming into effect on 1 October, The Caterer is holding a free webinar to explore how hospitality operators can prepare their businesses for the new allergen legislation.
  • Get the forms you need to order free lateral flow tests to test your employees in the workplace. You must register on or before 31 March 2021. You can register to order tests if your business is regis ...
  • FREE to sign up and attend training, designed to upskill your staff.
  • Rishi Sunak is set to extend business rates relief and the furlough scheme into the summer, offering further support to companies battered by coronavirus restrictions.
  • The LGBT Awareness course aims to inform users on how to reduce stigmatism within the workplace and enable people to be comfortable in their own working environment. The course looks at diversity, imp ...
  • Businesses that took out government-backed Bounce Back Loans to get through Covid-19 will now have greater flexibility to repay their loans, the government announced today (8 February).
  • Starting today, Wednesday 3rd of February, GRUB will be launching a new workshop and mentoring programme
  • Depending on the size of the business, the top-up grants will be worth between £2,250 and £10,500.
  • 2020 has been apocalyptic, to say the least – and we’re not clear of it yet, by a longshot. It’s been painful for everyone. But the food and drink industry, small indies in particular, have really fac ...
  • The purpose of the session is to provide clarity and detail in relation to the emergency funding and grants currently available to hospitality, hotel, restaurant and bar operators across the North Wes ...
  • Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave ('furlough') due to coronavirus (COVID-19). The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extende ...
  • Takeaway alcohol will be banned in England until the latest lockdown ends in mid-February, although alcohol can continue to be provided by delivery.
  • Firms in those sectors of the economy hardest hit by stringent new lockdown measures will receive grants of up to £9,000 in a £4.6bn Treasury package designed to keep them afloat to the spring.
  • Marketing Manchester are calling out to everyone in the hospitality industry to join a campaign to kickstart Greater Manchester’s recovery. THIS ONE IS ON US will promote a huge range of offers across ...
  • Remember chef radio? Well, now you can have Brian Turner crooning in your kitchen with Hospitality Action's Christmas charity single 'The Climb'
  • The UK hospitality industry. Responsible for around 3m jobs, generating £130bn in activity, resulting in £38bn in taxation. Yet, unlike the Arts or Sports, we do not have a dedicated Minister. This pe ...
  • Further Financial Support Could be Forthcoming for Tier-Hit Hospitality. Details are expected to be announced this week with the crucial parliamentary vote on the tier system to take place today. 
  • The Hospitality, Leisure and Retail Grants scheme is part of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s £40m emergency support fund. This new funding grant has been allocated to support small retail b ...