All news articles for March 2020

Company goals: looking after its people is a key priority for North


‘People and cash flow will get us through’

By Nikkie Thatcher

A focus on the team and cash flow is how North Bar/North Brewing Co is weathering the storm of Covid-19, co-founder Christian Townsley told The Morning Advertiser.

Staff support: Jonathan Neame has said his staff have shown ‘great spirit’ and they will resume their roles in the future


Shepherd Neame puts 85% of workforce on stand-by

By Emily Hawkins

Brewer and pub operator Shepherd Neame has announced its plans for staff payment, which includes asking 85% of its employees to not work and a temporary salary reduction for higher paid staff who are still working.

On halt: JDW has asked suppliers if it can pay them once its pubs have reopened

JDW asks suppliers for payment break

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has asked suppliers via email for a moratorium on payments until its pubs reopen, at which point it intends to clear outstanding payments within a short time-frame.

Does it add up? Rangewell wants clarity from the Government over its coronavirus loan scheme


Finance expert’s fears over coronavirus loan scheme

By Gary Lloyd

A business finance specialist believes the Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) may be making the same mistakes that a previous scheme did when it was launched a decade ago during the financial crisis of 2009.

Donate and preserve: two gastropub operators have shared their tips for shutting down a kitchen


What to do with food before closing a pub kitchen

By Emily Hawkins

Many pubs are choosing to close entirely rather than continue their operations as a takeaway or delivery service. Two gastropub operators share their advice to pubs closing down their kitchens about what to do with leftover food.

Coronavirus update for pubs 26 March 2020


Daily Bulletin - Thursday 26 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 growing criticism of the banking sector.

Updated guidance: publicans are still allowed to accommodate key workers during the coronavirus pandemic


Pub-hotels can still offer accommodation to key workers

By Alice Leader

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has confirmed pub-hotels that have been offering their rooms to key workers on the front line will be allowed to continue to do so.

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