Hospitality industry

Archive of articles, news and guides about the hospitality business in the UK.

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What are the funding options for hospitality businesses?

Hospitality businesses have faced a number of challenges in the last couple of years. Find out what funding and support is available.


Hospitality firms want help – only 37% are still profitable

Key hospitality groups are calling for support from the government to help with increasing costs caused by inflation

10 best home-based businesses

Bed and Breakfast (B&B)


Tips on running a B&B

What should I know about running a B&B?

Government Grants

Extra cash for ‘wet’ pubs hit by Tier 2 and 3 lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledges one-off £1,000 payment for pubs that do not serve food forced to close in Tier restrictions - just enough to buy a single keg of beer

Finding and selling to customers

How to shift your pub or restaurant from eat-in to takeaway and delivery

In this guide, we explain what you need know about shifting your pub or restaurant business to takeaway and delivery model.

Business management

How to reopen your restaurant, pub or hotel post-lockdown

Government has allowed pubs, hotels and restaurants to reopen on July 4 after publishing guidance on how to reopen your hospitality business. Here's what we know


Support for tourism, hospitality needs to be extended, says Ed Milliband

Shadow business secretary Ed Milliband says business support for travel, tourism and hospitality needs to go further as they will have to wait longest to reopen

Employing & managing staff

Fixing staff retention issues in the hospitality industry

Staff retention in hospitality is among the poorest of any sector. Here, we reveal what hospitality businesses can do to address the issue.

Buying and selling a company

Buying and selling a hospitality business

Here, we turn the spotlight on the hospitality industry; from entering, running and expanding, to selling your business in this exciting sector.

Employing & managing staff

Working in the hospitality industry

Here, we take a look at some of the main advantages and disadvantages of working in the hospitality field.

Business management

Running a small boutique hotel – What are the costs?

Running a luxury boutique hotel can be a dream, but it can be an expensive venture. Go in with eyes wide open and use these tricks to keep spending down.

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free