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Scottish government extends grant support but is warned move does not go far enough
The Scottish government has extended grant support to businesses working across multiple sites with a combined rateable value above £51,000, but UKHospitality has warned the move does not go far enough. "
Nearly 80% of Michelin-starred restaurants closed by Covid-19 worldwide
Currently 79% of Michelin-starred restaurants worldwide are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
One-metre distancing guidelines could save businesses and jobs, operators say
Leading operators including chef Raymond Blanc, Wagamama chief Andy Hornby and Hospitality Union’s Jonathan Downey have said reducing distancing requirements to one metre would see more businesses survive the Covid-19 crisis and save “thousands of jobs”.
Quarantine requirement for international arrivals 'catastrophic' for tourism
Home secretary Priti Patel has announced the introduction of a 14-day quarantine for international arrivals to the UK from 8 June. "
Marston's and Carlsberg UK to merge in £780m deal
Brewer and pub company Marston's has announced plans to merge with Carlsberg UK in a £780m deal.
JD Wetherspoon unveils initial £11m social distancing plan
JD Wetherspoon has unveiled plans to invest £11m to implement social distancing measures across its estate of 875 pubs across the UK and Ireland