All news articles for March 2020

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• LIVE – Experts answer your on-trade questions

By Gary Lloyd

Have you got a question about your on-trade business that you can’t find an answer for even though you’ve searched online and listened to Boris’s daily updates? Perhaps The Morning Advertiser can help.

Bangers and batter: Brits are looking forward to tucking into toad in the hole at pubs when normality resumes


Toad in the hole voted best comeback dish

By Alice Leader

While many of your customers have been pushed to reinvent your pub’s classics in their homes, new insight shows toad in the hole is the top dish Brits want to see on menus when the lockdown lifts.

Changing focus: supermarket demand has increased after the closure of pubs and restaurants


Can you get another job if you have been furloughed?

By Emily Hawkins

While it is hoped that workers across the hospitality sector will be able to return to their jobs within a few months, The Morning Advertiser has taken a look at what options there are for pub staff who have been furloughed.

Opportunity knocks: take advantage of a 'drinks to go' offer


How to launch a 'drinks to go' offer

By Alice Leader

With Britain in lockdown, delivery services have become a survival kit for pubs during the coronavirus storm. But while it’s one element to focus on food, how can operators ensure the best ‘drinks to go’ offer for their loyal customers?

Pandemic pub operation: here are some tips to help you run your business following the introduction of coronavirus legislation


Tips on operating during the pandemic

By Poppleston Allen

In light of the coronavirus legislation now in force, here are some tips to help you navigate through these challenging times.

Vulnerable to crime: what measures can you put in place to ensure the safety of your closed site?


How to deter crime at your closed site

By Alice Leader

It’s a daunting prospect to work out how you can reinforce your security defences during an already uncertain and vulnerable time.

Difficult processes: there have been calls for banks to make accessing the loans easier for operators


Loan red tape standing in the way of pub security

By Nikkie Thatcher

Businesses looking to borrow less than £250,000 under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) will now not be asked for personal guarantees but operators are still having to jump through hoops to access the funds.

Coronavirus update for pubs 31 March 2020


Daily Bulletin - Tuesday 31 March

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington delivers a rundown of the latest news for pubs in regard to coronavirus including the welcomed good news that pubs can claim back duty credit for wasted beer.

Licensing risk: pubs must not organise or promote private ‘lock-ins’ under coronavirus social distancing measures


Pubs warned lock-ins illegal

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs have been warned that it is illegal to host lock-ins under the Government’s social distancing measures and they could risk their licence being revoked.

Waste fears: closing the hospitality trade has meant stock is not being sold through


Campaign stops £2m of food going to waste

By Nicholas Robinson

Wholesalers and other food bodies have joined forces to prevent produce such as cheese, milk, fruits and meat from going to landfill now the hospitality sector has been shut down.

Business support: Palmers Brewery MD John Palmer has outlined the company’s plans around coronavirus


Palmers Brewery gives retrospective rent reduction

By Nikkie Thatcher

South-west-based operator Palmers Brewery has given its licensees a retrospective rent reduction of 50% for the month of March, before Covid-19 hit the industry, along with no rent payable for April.

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