All news articles for April 2020

Coronavirus update for pubs - weekend of 25/26 April


Weekend new bulletin for pubs - 25 and 26 April

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington reviews the biggest news stories from the pub sector after another week in lockdown ahead of the weekend of 25 and 26 April.

Voices aired: trade bodies call for further Government support to help hospitality businesses when they reopen


1m jobs at risk without reopening plan

By Nikkie Thatcher

The hospitality industry could see one million jobs lost due to an extended period of social distancing, unless more measures to protect these businesses are put in place, UKHospitality (UKH) has warned.

State help: the Government has made the grants available for pubs with a rateable value of £51,000 and below


Councils ‘letting pubs down’ with slow payment of grants

By Nikkie Thatcher

About 10% (31) of the country’s 325 councils have paid out less than a quarter of grants to eligible businesses with Birmingham, Manchester and Brighton among the “worst culprits”, new research has found.

Testing circumstances: Deltic boss Peter Marks says customer behaviour will change post-Covid-19


Deltic: let’s focus on the bigger picture

By Finn Scott-Delany, MCA

Deltic CEO Peter Marks has likened the focus on furlough details, such as tronc, to “rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic” and urged operators to see the bigger picture.

Call to action: the Night Time Industries Association is consulting a legal expert about insurance claims

NTIA challenging Hiscox insurance claim denial

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has instructed a barrister to co-ordinate claims against Hiscox insurance for its refusal to pay out under its business interruption policy.

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