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Aid needed: The MA editor Ed Bedington calls on the Government to 'wake up to the fact that it’s targeted the hospitality sector way beyond the grounds of reasonability'

Not good enough Mr Sunak

And so the much awaited Government support has been announced and greeted with not so much a cheer as more of a whimper from an industry that is crying out for help.

Pub focus: 'by and large, we believe the hospitality sector has been ahead of the curve in terms of developing and implementing effective hygiene and safety measures that protect customers,' according to Food Alert's David Bashford

Why are pubs being blamed for a second coronavirus spike?

Throughout the coronavirus outbreak, pubs have been the subject of an inflated number of newspaper column inches with one outlet claiming they have become the focus for 'pandemic Britain’s culture wars'. But is it unfair the spotlight remains...

New date: face coverings will now be required to be worn by customers and staff from tomorrow (Thursday 24 September)

Face covering requirement date brought forward

The requirement for pub staff and customers to wear face coverings inside has been moved to tomorrow (Thursday 24 September) despite the Cabinet Office previously confirming to The Morning Advertiser that it would be enforced from Monday (28 September).

New normal: 'I am particularly impressed by the way in which our teams have made this possible by responding to the challenge of our new operating environment with energy and enthusiasm,' M&B's Phil Urban said

M&B sales slip 6.4% post-EOTHO

Birmingham-based pub group Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has revealed its like-for-like sales for the first three weeks of September are down versus its Eat Out to Help Out boosted August numbers.

How to run a pizza delivery offer from a pub

How to run a profitable pizza delivery offering

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought numerous problems to restaurateurs, either with the enforced lockdown of the summer or the continuing issues around customer distancing and a drop in covers, but many restaurants have tackled the issue head on and...

Sector impact: the planned 10pm curfew for pubs and bars is a blow to the sector, trade voices have said

What impact will a 10pm curfew have on pubs?

Pub operators and trade bodies have reacted to the proposed 10pm curfew on pubs, predicting a “devastating impact in an already challenging environment” and urging the Government for further financial aid.

Restrictions eased: since pubs reopened on 4 July, schools and universities have also reopened and the public has been encouraged to return to work

How many coronavirus cases since pubs reopened?

With Government and health experts seemingly pointing the finger at pubs, The Morning Advertiser analyses the number of coronavirus cases reported since the sector reopened up until 15 September.

Following rules: 'pubs have complied with everything that’s been asked of them' says The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington

Hammer blow for pubs flies in the face of logic

It’s 10pm on a Friday night, the pubs have switched off the lights, barred the doors and the crowds are now heaving on the streets, mingling, singing, hugging and inviting each other back for impromptu house parties...

Future: The MA will focus on its growing online audience as well as F2F events

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