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Nothing seems to demonstrate the effect of last year’s staycation boom quite like the quintessential Great British beach hut

27.04.2022
Matthew Waters
Hospitality and Leisure
4 min read

In 2021, research by hotel booking website Hoo suggested that the average asking price of a beach hut had increased by 41% as British holiday-makers stayed within our shores, while a follow-up study this month has shown a reduction of 24% as the staycation property bubble maybe doesn’t burst, but begins to deflate.

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Hospitality survey

30.03.2022
The Marketing Team
Hospitality and Leisure
1 min read

2022 will be a critical year for the UK Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure sector, as it seeks to emerge from the Covid pandemic.

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Ukraine crisis likely to lead to another ‘staycation summer’ says leading tourism expert

22.03.2022
Kim Mann
Hospitality and Leisure
3 min read

The continuing conflict in Ukraine could see East Anglia’s holiday sector facing increased demand during 2022, according to a leading regional hospitality and leisure specialist.

Matthew Waters, Lovewell Blake Partner

Leading specialist accountant calls for delay in VAT hike for hard-pressed hospitality and leisure sector

17.02.2022
Matthew Waters
Hospitality and Leisure
3 min read

As hospitality businesses continue to grapple with soaring food and energy costs and staff shortages, from April they will also face an increase in employer’s national insurance of 1.25% thanks to the Health and Social Care Levy, and a rise of 6.6% in the headline National Living Wage.

Omicron support grants for businesses in Broadland and South Norfolk

19.01.2022
Dominic Smith
News, COVID-19, Hospitality and Leisure
2 min read

With the announcement today that “Plan B” measures in England will end on the 27 January, it is worth looking at what grants are still available whilst restrictions are in place.

Leading hospitality and leisure expert welcomes support announced today, but warns of further uncertainty

21.12.2021
James Shipp
Hospitality and Leisure
2 min read

A leading hospitality and leisure specialist accountant has welcomed the support announced today for hospitality and leisure businesses facing the consequences of the omicron variant – but says that what the sector really needs is certainty going forward.

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How super is the ‘super-deduction’ for the hospitality sector?

26.05.2021
Natalie Miller
Hospitality and Leisure, COVID-19, Tax
4 min read

Since 1 April, companies have been able to take advantage of the temporary increase to capital allowances for corporate expenditure which was announced in the Spring Budget to encourage businesses to invest, thus boosting the economy. Given that the hospitality and leisure industry has been hard hit by the Covid-19 crisis, relief of £130 for every £100 spent sounded as good as the ‘super-deduction’ title implies, but businesses still need to think about the implications before either assuming their expenditure will qualify or committing to new expensive purchases.

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Five top tips to make the hospitality ‘grand re-opening’ a success

10.05.2021
James Shipp
COVID-19, Hospitality and Leisure
5 min read

Monday 17th May is a red-letter day for the entire hospitality sector; it is the day when, finally, restaurants, pubs and cafes can throw open their doors and welcome customers back inside. Whilst those businesses with usable outside space have been partially open for a few weeks now, for most 17th May marks the return to business after many bleak months of closure.

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