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Friday News Bites

A weekly round-up of the headlines that have caught our eye this week


Eat Out To Help Out - operators pledge to continue the scheme during September

As the Eat Out To Help Out scheme drew to an end this week, a number of operators have pledged to keep the discount running through this month.

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Nightlife industry reaches critical point with 750,000 jobs at risk

The night-time economy is one of the few remaining businesses that is yet to receive clear guidance and information on how and when they can re-open. The impact this could have on jobs within this area is critical.

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Pret a Manger offers coffee on a monthly subscription

With operators having been hit during the covid pandemic, Pret’s new initiative which will set customers back £20 per month,  hopes to make up for some of these losses and encourage the return of customers. 

Pret also has a number of other innovations in the pipeline, including extending its evening meal offer and deliveries and selling Pret-branded coffee on Amazon.

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Launch of the Kickstart Scheme

The Government launched the Kickstart Scheme on the 2nd September, the scheme will invest £2 billion to create job opportunities for those aged between 16 -24 and at risk of long term unemployment.

They are encouraging all businesses to take part in the scheme.

Read more on the scheme here


Long-awaited new restaurant opening in September

Having been delayed due to the pandemic, it’s fantastic to see a number of new openings taking place this month across London.

Best of luck to them all!

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