As the UK’s lockdown is relaxed and unemployment figures are expected to continue to rise, the UK Chancellor gave his summer statement announcing measures to stimulate the economy as it recovers from the effects of coronavirus with a clear emphasis on encouraging people to spend money, particularly in the hospitality sector, to try to protect as many jobs as possible.

The UK Chancellor stated the stark fact that in the space of two months during the pandemic the UK’s economy contracted by 25%, which is the same amount as it grew in the previous eighteen years and the IMF expects this to be the deepest global recession since records began. In the Chancellor’s words “the job has only just begun”. The summer statement’s focus was the Chancellor’s plan for jobs: supporting people to find jobs, creating jobs and protecting jobs. Key points to note:

On March 27 and April 24, President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act, and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act,[1] respectively, together providing roughly $2.5 trillion in relief for eligible businesses and governmental bodies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with specific provisions focused on

As of Friday, March 27th, the US Senate and the House have approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748). The bill, which remains subject to signature by President Trump, would provide significant financial relief for eligible businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including those in the hospitality space. The President

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to disrupt travel and almost every other aspect of day-to-day life, the hospitality industry faces unprecedented challenges. Hotel closings, employee furloughs and other drastic measures have been implemented all over the globe and while in parts of Asia things are getting better, in Europe and the United States we are