UK-listed journey, hospitality and leisure firms issued 90 per cent fewer revenue warnings in the course of the first three months of 2021 than they did in the course of the equal interval in 2020.

Nevertheless, these firms proceed to face a difficult outlook, in keeping with the most recent EY-Parthenon evaluation of revenue warnings.

Between January and March this 12 months, FTSE Journey and Leisure firms, which incorporates eating places and bars, recorded solely 5 revenue warnings, issued by eight per cent of the sector.

This compares with the document 50 issued within the equal quarter in 2020, when the pandemic started.

 

It is usually a lower on the 11 revenue warnings issued within the earlier quarter, between October and December final 12 months.

Christian Mole, EY UK & Eire head of hospitality and leisure, commented: “The hospitality sector has clearly been probably the most affected by restrictions on social contact, with nearly 4 in 5 UK FTSE Journey and Leisure firms having issued a revenue warning for the reason that begin of 2020.

“However restrictions are easing, and the financial outlook is bettering.

“Customers have responded to outside hospitality very positively, demonstrating that there’s vital pent-up client demand.

“Nevertheless, as a consequence of an absence of appropriate exterior house, solely a comparatively small proportion of websites have been in a position to open, and the complete reopening of the sector on Might seventeenth will possible show a much bigger take a look at of the stability between provide and demand.”

Regardless of the lower in warnings, FTSE journey and leisure remains to be the sector with the second highest variety of revenue warnings in quarter one in every of 2021, behind solely FTSE retailers which issued eight revenue warnings.

Most FTSE sectors noticed vital decreases in revenue warning numbers initially of 2021 as the worldwide vaccines roll out, and the teachings learnt in earlier lockdowns, led to improved forecasts.