All news articles for April 2020

Westminster focus: Matt Hancock was asked about helping pubs with rateable values above the current grant scheme threshold


Matt Hancock signals support for increasing grant scheme

By Emily Hawkins

Secretary of State for Health & Social Care Matt Hancock has said he will ask Chancellor Rishi Sunak about the possibility of extending the hospitality grant scheme to businesses with high rateable values.

Takeover wanted: ‘we are hopeful we can find a buyer,’ says administrators of 16 Hospitality


16 Hospitality enters administration

By Stuart Stone

Administrators are seeking a buyer for Cheshire-based multiple operator 16 Hospitality after it fell into administration amid Covid-19 trading restrictions.

Unknown quantity: Wireless Social CEO Julian Ross has voiced his thoughts on pubs reopening


Support needed for pubs to survive a soft reopening

By Ed Bedington

Pubs and the wider hospitality industry will continue to need financial support if they are allowed to reopen with social distancing, according to one industry supplier.

Employment terms: furloughed workers will continue to accrue annual leave in accordance with their contract


Can you take holiday while on furlough?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Full holiday pay must still be paid to workers on furlough, should they take annual leave while on the scheme, the Government has stated.

Government statement: PM Boris Johnson apologised for being “away from my desk for longer than I would have liked”


PM tight lipped on when lockdown will be eased

By Nikkie Thatcher

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Government couldn’t say when lockdown restrictions will begin to be lifted in his first statement back after he contracted coronavirus.

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