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The Caterer takes the Coronavirus (COVID-19) very seriously. The epidemic and it's consequences including the steps taken to combat the virus has a serious impact on the hospitality sector. We try to collect all information and do what The Caterer does the best: provide guidance and shine light on ways how we can survive and emerge stronger at the end.

We are in this together.

French restaurateur wins case against insurer in 'landmark' decision
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French restaurateur wins case against insurer in 'landmark' decision

27 May 2020 by

French restaurateur Stephane Manigold has won a court case against insurer Axa France to cover losses incurred due to the Covid-19 outbreak, in what is being called a landmark ruling.

Scottish government extends grant support but is warned move does not go far enough
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Scottish government extends grant support but is warned move does not go far enough

27 May 2020 by

The Scottish government has extended grant support to businesses working across multiple sites with a combined rateable value above £51,000, but UKHospitality has warned the move does not go far enough.

Up to 800 jobs at risk at Nisbets as equipment supplier streamlines for post-Covid market
Best Western GB adopts independent gold standard for safety and cleanliness
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Best Western GB adopts independent gold standard for safety and cleanliness

26 May 2020

Best Western GB has partnered with Quality in Tourism (QT) to adopt a new gold standard for anti-Covid-19 across all its 297 hotels by the start of July, which it says will make them "the safest hotels in Great Britain"[...]

Liverpool grants £450,000 outdoor spaces fund to aid recovery of hospitality businesses
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Liverpool grants £450,000 outdoor spaces fund to aid recovery of hospitality businesses

26 May 2020

The mayor of Liverpool has announced plans to create more European-style covered outdoor seating areas in the city to help businesses make up for the internal space they will lose as a result of social distancing restrictions.

Minute on the clock: Rik Campbell, Kricket
Will furlough put paid to the tronc?
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Will furlough put paid to the tronc?

22 May 2020

With the coronavirus furlough scheme leaving some waiting staff out of pocket, is it time to scrap the tipping system and adopt the simple strategy of full pay?

Industry had contracted before the Covid-19 lockdown
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Industry had contracted before the Covid-19 lockdown

21 May 2020

Restaurant numbers had already fallen by 2.4% year-on-year at the end of March, the CGA AlixPartners Market Recovery Monitor has shown.

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.