Reports suggest that Britons may be able to enjoy a drink outdoors from April but ministers and public health experts remain cautious
Britain's hospitality sector has been hit hard by the third coronavirus-led lockdown which forced Wetherspoon into a second cash call last month. "Surely it is possible for the hospitality industry to reopen at the same time as non-essential shops, now that a vaccine exists, on the basis of the social distancing and hygiene regulations, which were agreed with the health authorities, after full consultation, for the July 4 reopening last year," Martin said. "Unless the industry does reopen on that basis, economic mayhem will inevitably follow," he said.
Mitchells & Butlers raised £350m and reached an agreement with its relationship banks for a new £150m three-year unsecured revolving credit facility, as the pandemic continues to take a toll on the hospitality industry.