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Staff shortages: small restaurants forced to offer £1,000 sign-on bonuses
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Staff shortages: small restaurants forced to offer £1,000 sign-on bonuses

Independent restaurants are being forced to offer hefty sign-on bonuses of £1,000 or more for chefs and other kitchen staff as the shortage of skilled workers tightens in the busy festive season. Small businesses such as Angie’s and D Grande, both restaurants in Chiswick, west London, the Coniston Hotel in Skipton, and Galeta, a bakery...

Customers flock to UK pubs and restaurants as indoor dining resumes
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Customers flock to UK pubs and restaurants as indoor dining resumes

A rush to drink and eat out at British pubs and restaurants has led to a surge in spending since coronavirus rules were relaxed further on Monday, allowing indoor dining for the first time in months. According to data from Barclaycard, revenues across the hospitality sector jumped 43% this week from the week before, after restrictions...

UK restaurants and pubs see surge in bookings for planned reopening
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UK restaurants and pubs see surge in bookings for planned reopening

Restaurants and bars with outdoor seating say bookings are at unprecedentedly high levels before a possible reopening next Monday, with people eager not to miss their first chance to eat out since lockdown was imposed. Some venues have invested vast amounts of money to accommodate guests outside before the government’s planned reopening of outdoor hospitality...