All news articles for May 2020

Cash flow now: pub operators have said gift cards have helped them feel more confident about reopening

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‘Use big discounts to attract voucher purchases’

By Emily Hawkins

Publicans operating gift card schemes have said they are not worried that making sales now could mean they do not take more money when they are eventually able to reopen.

Outside focus: publicans have been assured that it is unlikely the Government will look to restrict smoking in pub gardens

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Change to smoking regulations in pub gardens unlikely

By Emily Hawkins

There is no sense that ministers will consider changing rules to split pub gardens into smoking and non-smoking areas, according to UKHospitality’s (UKH) chief executive Kate Nicholls.

Sick pay can be reclaimed: the current rate of statutory sick pay is £95.85 a week

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Pubs can claim sick pay for employees back

By Nikkie Thatcher

Operators with fewer than 250 employees can recover statutory sick pay (SSP) payments made to employees via a new online service.

Business building: StarStock boss Sam Ulph reveals how technology can help pubs now and in the future

Love for tech has arrived

By Sam Ulph, founder and CEO of e-commerce tech company StarStock

Reinventing your business is one thing – doing it in the space of a week is another, especially in the middle of a global crisis ravaging your industry.

Don’t give up easily: Capital Law’s Catrin Povey gives advice on insurance claims

Pubs should push harder on insurance, expert urges

By Catrin Povey

Pubs facing challenges in claiming on their business interruption insurance policies should not give up and simply accept their insurer’s initial denial, writes Catrin Povey who leads Capital Law’s insurance practice.

Key plea: a licensee has urged the Government to step in and take action on pub rents

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Publicans to ‘hand in keys’ in rent protest

By Emily Hawkins

A multiple site operator is encouraging pubs across the country to ‘hand in their keys’ to their MPs this week, to highlight the pain of paying rent at this time.

Future ideas: Chestnut’s Philip Turner, Black Sheep Brewery’s Andy Slee and Loungers’ Nick Collins laid out the post-lockdown plans

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How are operators planning for post-lockdown?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Social distancing, further innovation and concerns about the end of the furlough scheme are three points operators are taking into consideration when planning to reopen.

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