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Hospitality businesses increase menu prices

Hospitality businesses increase menu prices

The pandemic has forced the hospitality sector to close its doors for the best part of 12 months. These periods of closure have caused rising levels of debt and along with the pressure of increased costs have resulted in many businesses increasing their customer...

Is Technology Improving Customers’ Hospitality Experiences?

Is Technology Improving Customers’ Hospitality Experiences?

Introduction In order to minimise physical contact, technology has become more commonly used in the hospitality sector, but does technology improve the overall customer experience?   How does technology improve the customers' hospitality experience? Recent research by...

Tax Rates and Allowances 2021/22

Tax Rates and Allowances 2021/22

Introduction We have summarised the key rates and allowances which are fundamental to our business and personal lives. We are sure that you will find them a useful point of reference and have set out below a few examples of how they can be used. Personal tax rates As...

COVID-19 rent proposals for the Leisure & Hospitality sector

COVID-19 rent proposals for the Leisure & Hospitality sector

Over the past couple of weeks, a number of property and leisure operators have put forward proposals for the UK Government to support rental payments. A number of bodies have proposed a furlough-style system where the government would pay 80% of the rent for...

Budget 2021: 5% VAT rate for hospitality extended

Budget 2021: 5% VAT rate for hospitality extended

The Chancellor has confirmed that the following supplies will continue to be charged at 5% instead of 20% until 30 September 2021. To help businesses manage the transition back to the standard rate, a 12.5% rate will then apply for a further six months, until 31 March...