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Review COVID-19 tiers every week, hospitality chiefs urge PM

Review COVID-19 tiers every week, hospitality chiefs urge PM

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Boris Johnson must commit to weekly reviews of the coronavirus tiers dictating the ability of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs to trade during the remaining months of the coronavirus pandemic, scores of hospitality chefs will warn on Thursday.Sky News has seen an open letter to the prime minister from dozens of bosses - including executives at Fuller's, Mitchells & Butlers and The Restaurant Group, which owns Wagamama - imploring him to act immediately or risk the collapse of the entire sector. Industry sources said that more than 100 companies had signed the letter, which was circulated around hospitality employers within hours of the government's announcement about arrangements for the end of the England-wide lockdown period next week. Please use Chrome browser for...
250,000 London hospitality jobs on brink, Khan warned

250,000 London hospitality jobs on brink, Khan warned

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A quarter of a million hospitality jobs are at risk from additional coronavirus restrictions imposed on London from this weekend, the mayor of London has been warned by an industry chief.Sky News has seen a letter to Sadiq Khan from Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UKHospitality, in which she said that his request for the capital to be moved to a higher risk status would be "incredibly damaging without additional financial support and urge you to work with us to secure that is in place before any changes to London's classification is made". Ms Nicholls' letter was sent on Wednesday, 24 hours before the change was formally announced by the government, with new COVID-19 restrictions in London coming into force this weekend. Image: Sadiq Khan is t...