All news articles for May 2020

Government aid: further income support for the self-employed will be available from August

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Self-employed income support scheme to be extended

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will be extended with applications opening in August for a second and final grant, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced today (29 May).

Non-contact sport? 'Unsurprisingly, fans have missed sport, particularly the connection, community and camaraderie it brings', according to MatchPint's co-founder Dom Collingwood

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Get ready for Premier League kick-off (part 2)

By Stuart Stone

With a Premier League kick-off scheduled for 17 June and pubs slated to start opening less than a month later, what challenges could the return of live sport pose operators?

Collective effort: Hospitality Insurance Group Action (HIGA) has selected two insurance companies to launch group action against

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Group action launched against Aviva and QBE insurers

By Emily Hawkins

Insurance companies Aviva and QBE (UK) Limited have been chosen as the focus of an action group that intends to launch a group claim against insurers refusing to pay out to pubs for loss of income during the coronavirus crisis.

Landlord’s offer: Wellington licensees have been offered three months of free rent and and two quarters at half rent but will have to take on an extra five years to their lease

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Licensees rebuff billionaire-owned pubco's rent offer

By Nikkie Thatcher

Wellington Pub Company publicans have rebuffed the landlord’s offer of three months’ free rent and two quarters charged at 50%, following an updated statement from the pub group.

League restart: 92 outstanding Premier League fixtures are to be played across six weekends and three midweek rounds before a provisional end date on 25 July

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Premier League season to resume on 17 June

By Stuart Stone

The Premier League has revealed that the 2019-20 season will return from lockdown on 17 June – just 18 days before some pubs are slated to reopen.

Food for thought: chefs and operators share their thoughts on creating a menu for reduced trade

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How to reduce your food menu for reopening

By Emily Hawkins

As the time for reopening gets closer, you may want to set out your new food menu and that probably means making the offer smaller but stronger.

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