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Losing confidence: publicans say they are desperate for Government support as their debts increase and job losses seem unavoidable

Pubs without grants reaching ‘point of no return’

Operators have shared the realities of sustaining their business after being excluded from the Government’s grant scheme for hospitality businesses at the start of the coronavirus shutdown, with stories of facing the prospect of letting staff go, amassing debt and not being able to reopen.

Higher or lower? Most pubs will keep menu prices the same

‘Prices will be kept the same’ say 50% of pubs in poll

The majority of operators asked in a weekly hospitality poll have said they plan to keep their food and drink prices the same as before lockdown, while half also said they expected trade levels to reach no more than 40% of pre-coronavirus levels in the...

Collective effort: Hospitality Insurance Group Action (HIGA) has selected two insurance companies to launch group action against

Group action launched against Aviva and QBE insurers

Insurance companies Aviva and QBE (UK) Limited have been chosen as the focus of an action group that intends to launch a group claim against insurers refusing to pay out to pubs for loss of income during the coronavirus crisis.

Work rules: the current situation could offer youngsters a chance to join the on-trade

Giving employment to under-18s

Over recent years, the trade has stepped up a gear to entice school leavers into its workforce. Competition is hot but just how compatible is the current legislation in terms of being able to compete?

Government step: the new code aims to encourage fair and transparent discussions about rent

Government to publish new rent code of practice

The Government has established a working group with the commercial rental sector to develop a code in a bid to encourage fair and transparent discussions between landlord and tenants amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Be safe, not sorry: pavement licenses are still in effect so review yours now

The checklist to help you stay legitimate post-lockdown

At the time of writing (1 June), we are still awaiting both relaxation of the lockdown regulations and guidance for the hospitality sector from the Government on reopening and, until then, we are all still flailing around in the darkness.

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In depth: pubs must do all they can to claim on insurance policies they have taken out

The real ‘wide area effect’

We’re the Luddite Brewing Company, our brewpub has been closed due to coronavirus and there seems to be a problem with our business interruption insurance.

Cleanliness standards: hygiene practices have been outlined in the guidance

UKH reveals guidance for reopening

In-depth cleaning regimes and adhering to distancing rules are two of the main themes operators should consider when reopening, trade body UKHospitality (UKH) has outlined.

Breathing room: what difference could adopting WHO’s one-metre social distancing guidance make to the UK’s pubs after lockdown ends?

Scaled down social distancing ‘might just save’ pubs

While Brits were doing their best to enjoy a VE Day bank holiday weekend in lockdown, Denmark cut social distancing from two metres to one metre in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidance. Could a similar step help UK pubs when the time comes...

Money matters: the Government has made financing available to pubs during Covid-19

Are you claiming for everything you need?

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the world into a health and economic downward spiral but the UK Government has, and continues, to offer lifelines to the hospitality sector. Here is what’s available to pubs.

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