All news articles for March 2020

Rent relief: Admiral sent a letter of support from chief executive Chris Jowsey to its licensees

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Admiral cancels rent for licensees for 5 weeks

By Nikkie Thatcher

Admiral Taverns has cancelled rent payments for its licensees, effective from Saturday 21 March until Thursday 30 April – an end date that will stay under review.

Roller coaster of emotions: operator Brendan Padfield shares his experiences of the past fortnight

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‘Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst’

By Brendan Padfield

Brendan Padfield usually spends his days running the award-winning Unruly Pig pub in Bromeswell, Suffolk. Here, he shares his thoughts about the realities faced by publicans.

Sector support: the latest news for pubs in the battle against Covid-19

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Daily bulletin – Monday 23 March

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington delivers a rundown of the latest news for pubs in regard to coronavirus and what the sector is expecting to hear next in terms of financial support.

Help given: the Government announced financial measures to assist businesses impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak

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How to access coronavirus grants and loans

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub can apply for financial help to pay their staff during the Covid-19 pandemic through measures announced by the Government.

Keep connected: despite pub closures, a family brewer is keeping the community connected through the launch of its virtual pub

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Virtual pub ‘brings community together’

By Alice Leader

An independent family brewer and pub operator, Wadworth, is keeping its community connected by bringing the essence of a pub virtually through Facebook.

Assurance you can trust: Red Tractor CEO Jim Moseley says this is ‘an easy way to build in due diligence to your organisation’

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Standard bearers of excellence: Red Tractor

By Ed Bedington

The presence of the Red Tractor logo is a mark of quality and of safety – in fact, many people will trade up if they see the hallmark. And, in these times, offering security means a lot to your potential customers.

Licence warning: new legislation has come into force that will punish venues that are still open to the public

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Non-takeaway pubs could lose licence if they continue to open

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs that are still open for people to consume food and drink on the premises will face prohibition notices, potentially unlimited fines and the loss of their alcohol licence, new legislation has stated.

Funding: Diageo launches helpline and funding

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Diageo pledges major support for on-trade

By Nicholas Robinson

Global drinks supplier Diageo has pledged a £1m fund to help operators during the coronavirus pandemic, as well the launch of a new information line for the independent, licensed business owners.

Campaign: The Morning Advertiser launches #UnitedWeStand with media partners

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Trade joins forces to launch #UnitedWeStand

By Nicholas Robinson

The Morning Advertiser has joined forces with trade leaders and media bodies to help the sector overcome the coronavirus pandemic that has stripped hospitality businesses of jobs and income.

James Cuthbertson on coronavirus pub closures

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Video: Pub boss reacts to closure news

By Ed Bedington

The announcement by the Prime Minister that all pubs, restaurants and cafes must close has left many in the industry reeling, despite growing expectation of the announcement.
The Morning Advertiser met up with the director of the Pale Moon Pub...

Government advice: Boris Johnson has ordered the closure of pubs to the public after tonight (Friday 20 March)

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PM tells pubs to close

By Nikkie Thatcher

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told pubs, cafés, bars and restaurants to close tonight (20 March) while the Chancellor announced a new Government grant that will cover 80% of employees’ wages.

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