All news articles for March 2020

Security measures: pubs are advised to reinforce their security defences as thieves target closed sites during lockdown


Thieves target closed pubs for alcohol and cash

By Alice Leader

Closed pubs, restaurants and shops have become “easy pickings” for thieves during the coronavirus lockdown and operators are warned to reinforce their defences.

Coronavirus update for pubs 25 March 2020


Daily bulletin – Wednesday 25 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 latest update on offering delivery and takeaways.

Taking the plunge: what you need to know about providing a delivery service to your customers


How to set up a delivery service

By Alice Leader

While consumers are banned from visiting their beloved local pub due to the development of Covid-19, could putting your mind to a delivery regime be the answer to surviving these uncertain times?

Delivery option: consumers seeking more out-of-home meals


Brits keen on delivered food

By Nicholas Robinson

Pub and restaurant closures have led Brits to leap into takeaways, as well as food and drink deliveries, with more than half of consumers having food sent to their homes.

Food and drinks permitted: pubs can continue to offer takeaway and delivery services


Pubs can still operate food and drinks takeaway and delivery services

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs will still be able to offer food and drinks (including alcohol, subject to licensing conditions) delivery and takeaways while closed to the public, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has confirmed to The Morning Advertiser.

Support is available: if you are struggling with mental health, there are sector-specific and other charities that can help


Mental health support for pub staff

By Emily Hawkins

There are several charities offering resources to publicans struggling with their mental health, such as helplines and worksheets.

Coronavirus update for pubs 24 March 2020


Daily bulletin – Tuesday 24 March

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington delivers a rundown of the latest news for pubs in regard to coronavirus.

Alternative options: pubs have previously been allowed to offer delivery and takeaway services


Clarity needed about pubs operating deliveries and takeaways

By Nikkie Thatcher

The pub industry is in need of clarity about the latest guidance from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG), which stated restaurants and cafés can offer food delivery and takeaways while closed to the public – but there...

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Breathing room for commercial tenants announced

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government has revealed commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of coronavirus will be protected from eviction for three months.

Cash needed: it may be quicker to access loans rather than grants


Accessing support for staff pay during Covid-19 crisis

By Guest author – Gary Hemming

As the news keeps rolling out around Government support for business owners during the Covid-19 pandemic, it can be hard to keep track of the latest updates while understanding exactly what you need to do to access support.

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