News editor, specialising in restaurants and foodservice.
Night czar calls on London authorities to grant 12-month licence fee holiday
Night czar Amy Lamé has called on London councils to grant hospitality businesses a licence fee and late-night levy holiday to help them survive the implications of the coronavirus lockdown. "
Mark Hix confirms appointment of administrators but says 'this was not my decision'
Mark Hix has confirmed that administrators have been appointed to his restaurants and Hix Townhouse after “undoubtably the toughest couple of weeks ever”.
Wagamama owner unveils survival package of board pay cuts and extended credit
The Restaurant Group, behind brands including Wagamama and Frankie & Benny’s, has unveiled a survival package incorporating an extended banking facility, pay cuts for its executive team and changes to the board.
Hospitality businesses starting to receive coronavirus grants
High street businesses are beginning to receive one-off grants of £10,000 or £25,000 from the government’s £33b support package. "
Charity that uses businesses' surplus food to feed the vulnerable in call for support
A charity that redistributes surplus food to feed vulnerable people across London has launched a funding campaign after donations skyrocketed.
Advice: financial planning for after the lockdown and making sense of insolvency laws
Andrew Tate, partner and head of restructuring at accountant Kreston Reeves, explains what changes to the insolvency laws will mean to operators and how they should plan financially for the future.