Last orders? The Future of UK Hospitality


  • 19/11/2020
    18:30 - 19:30
​At 6.30pm on Thursday 19th November, the IEA will host a webinar on the future of our hospitality sector.

The government’s response to the Covid-19 crisis has already had a devastating impact on pubs and hospitality more generally. Throughout the first lockdown and more recently the Tiered system, many venues have been forced to close doors that may never reopen.

What could the second lockdown mean for the UK’s 50,000 pubs? How will these new restrictions impact an already beleaguered industry? Have the unintended consequences of these measures been considered – or is the government at risk of taking action that will simply lead to a further increase in unregulated private gatherings, where transmission of the virus is easier? Join us to discuss these issues, and to explore and examine how UK hospitality might overcome this immense challenge.

The event will be live-streamed on the IEA’s YouTube Channel. You can set a reminder here.


Dehenna Davison MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Bishop Auckland
Tim Martin,
Chairman, JD Wetherspoon
Dan Mobley,
Corporate Relations Director, Diageo
Kate Nicholls,
Chief Executive Officer, UK Hospitality
Christopher Snowdon
, IEA, Head of Lifestyle Economics (Chair)

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