Milk & Honey to close for good

Award-winning London bar Milk & Honey will permanently close after 18 years as a direct result of the 10pm hospitality curfew imposed in England. Milk & Honey owner Jonathan Downey took to Twitter to announce the news. In his Tweets, Downey said: “We’ve got two more nights of drastically reduced trading at Milk & Honey (Fri/Sat) and then, after over 18yrs in Soho, we’re closing for good. After an extension to the #ForfeitureMoratorium, we’d planned…

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Furlough extension welcome but rent must be new priority

Leading industry figures have welcomed UK chancellor Rishi Sunak’s extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme but warned two million jobs remain at risk without a solution to rent payments. The UK government’s furlough scheme was due to end in July, but has now been extended to October. The founder of Milk & Honey in Soho, London, and Hospitality Union, Jonathan Downey, took to Twitter to reiterate the message of his #NationalTimeOut initiative. In a…

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