All news articles for April 2020

Salary drop: Tim Martin has taken a 50% pay cut amid the coronavirus crisis


JDW ‘hoping to reopen in June’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has revealed it is planning for the future and estimates its pubs may be able to reopen in June.

Dead money: Philip Kolvin QC and Clare Eames suggest possible solutions to the late-night levy issue

Late-night levy in lockdown

By Philip Kolvin QC and Clare Eames

Cornerstone Barristers’ Philip Kolvin QC and Clare Eames, a partner at licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen, give their take on late-night levy charges, which are payments for nothing during the coronavirus lockdown.

Survey findings: the BII has found operators are worried about loans and desperate for more support


‘Extend support for pubs beyond June’

By Emily Hawkins

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has written to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlining its members’ concerns that many operators have been slow to receive Government support.

'Business closing' burden: 'the prospect of coming out of this with considerable debt, largely as a result of substantial rent arrears, doesn’t bear thinking about,' Martin Roper explains

Pub companies must share the pain

By Martin Roper

Multiple operator Martin Roper has found himself caught between four different landlords in the debate on pub rents.

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