NEWS & VIEWS 30th May 2022
The Chancellor’s Energy Statement
This week the Hospitality Industry reacted with horror at the Chancellor’s Energy statement which focused on a generous handout to public, rather than to business. Whilst it is not the governments job to prop up non- viable businesses, the rest are certainly in need of a helping hand.
Barclay Perkins makes a very good point about how frustrating it can be to be poured a thimble-sized measure at a beer festival. As we head into the ‘allyou-can-drink’ festival season up and down the Country this week, I hope that serving staff take note.
On the subject of festivals, Jeff reports from Oslo, and celebrates the fact that Festivals are back, baby!
Finally, news from The Drinks Business that the ABInbev strike is set to go ahead at their wonderfully-named Samlesbury site! Looks like the risk of a shortage of boring Macro beer this summer in the UK will become a reality.