Debt moratorium top demand for hospitality

Confidence is at rock bottom among the bosses of Britain’s pubs, bars and restaurants, with securing a moratorium on debt payments now their main business objective, latest research shows. With cashflow concerns topping their agendas, rent has become the number one specific issue, the latest CGA Business Confidence Survey confirms. Although immediate survival is the top priority, many operators are tentatively developing recovery plans, but with predictions of a return to vastly different and contracted market to pre-COVID times. The poll of over 120 senior executives and entrepreneurs from across the eating and drinking out market was conducted by CGA, in association with hospitality technology specialist Fourth, during the week beginning April 20.
     

New business confidence survey launched this weekend

As the country enters another week of lockdown, what is the mood among the leaders of Britain’s pub, restaurant, bar and café companies? How widespread are concerns about furloughed staff, Government payments, loans and rent? And what else is on the minds of operators? Is it too early to start planning for a post-lockdown return to business? How many are already mapping out options? These are some of the vital questions that will be asked in the latest CGA Business Confidence survey, run in conjunction with technology specialists Fourth that will land in leaders’ inboxes this weekend.
     

New E-learning platform for hospitality workers launched

Hospitality trade body UKHospitality and learning and development provider CPL Learning have launched an online training platform for hospitality team members.UKH Pathway is free to use while hospitality businesses remain closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, and provides access to learning, wellbeing and personal development resources for furloughed employees.
     

CPL Learning Launches Free Coronavirus e-learning Course

FREE online course just released by CPL Learning “Coronavirus – Taking Proactive Action”. CPL Learning’s new e-learning course has been developed specifically to support the hospitality industry and helps guide businesses in making preparations and contingencies to deal with the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Aimed predominantly at outlet management, it covers what coronavirus is and how the infection spreads, areas to consider and plan for, operational tips, training guides and the most up-to-date hygiene advice for food and drink establishments. There will also be a range of support materials to be used in venues to support the course.