UK hospitality sector warns of over half a million job cuts as furlough ends

BRITAIN’S hospitality trade is likely to see more than half a million job losses after the government’s furlough scheme ends this month, as local lockdowns and reduced opening hours hurt the sector, an industry representative said on Tuesday (6). Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UK Hospitality, told Parliament that recent restrictions meant she needed to revise up […]

Sunak channels ‘overwhelming focus’ on jobs, says tax rises not priority now

RISHI SUNAK has said saving jobs will take priority over tax rises, even as he noted that record borrowing and a £2 trillion debt pile cannot be sustained for long. The UK government is grappling with one of the worst economic hits to the country in three centuries, and the chancellor has repeatedly warned that […]