Operators that have invested in alfresco dining spaces are being caught out by changes to rules on what constitutes an outside space as well as inconsistent enforcement by local authorities.
Sacha Lord is taking his legal challenge against the Government's decision not to allow hospitality to reopen for indoor service until five weeks after non-essential retail to the High Court.
Just Eat Takeaway said sales soared 54% in 2020 as families shifted to dining at home.
The group, formed by the £6 billion merger of London-listed Just Eat and Dutch group Takeaway.com last year, had taken 588 million orders in 2020.
Operating losses, however, mounted to €107 million (£92 million) from €78 million a year before.
The celebration of the nation’s favourite dish will bring together everyone involved in creating this iconic British dish; from Fish & Chip shops, pub chains, restaurants, retailers, to the fishermen and farmers who provide the sustainable and natural ingredients needed to create this family favourite.
Restaurants, pubs and cafés will get automatic freedoms to provide takeaway services for another year.
Housing minister Robert Jenrick has written to council leaders urging them to waive planning rules unless in exceptional circumstances and "to do everything possible to help these [hospitality] businesses reopen safely and prosper again".
Sales of deliveries and takeaways from the UK’s leading hospitality groups have more than tripled over the last 12 months, according to data from CGA’s Hospitality at Home Tracker.