All news articles for May 2020

No excuse: employers must not attempt to play the furlough system, a trade body executive has warned

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Warning to pub employers on furlough fraud

By Emily Hawkins

The chief executive of one of the UK’s largest trade bodies representing the pub sector has reiterated the Government’s warning that employers should not abuse the furlough system.

How can you maintain a pub's value?

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Size matters in the new normal

By Ed Bedington

Space and rural location is going to be key when it comes to maintaining property values in a post-lockdown world, a leading property expert has claimed.

New beginning: more outside socialising will mean a rise in noise disturbances and reduced car uses, licensing lawyers claim

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Pubs must adapt to end of spontaneous nights out

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs will face a “a new beginning entirely” when reopening after the coronavirus lockdown, which will require changes in licensing legislation and the experience pubs offer, according to a paper from the Institute of Licensing (IoL).

Money matters: the Government has made financing available to pubs during Covid-19

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Are you claiming for everything you need?

By Gary Lloyd

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the world into a health and economic downward spiral but the UK Government has, and continues, to offer lifelines to the hospitality sector. Here is what’s available to pubs.

Business concern: freehouse owner Karen James is worried about her future and the effect of social distancing on reopening

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‘Freehouses are suffering too’

By Nikkie Thatcher

A freehouse licensee has told The Morning Advertiser of the struggles she is facing while trying to pay the mortgage on her pub amid the coronavirus pandemic.

How should I reopen my pub?

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Preparation is key for reopening

By Ed Bedington

Pubs need to prepare carefully and think about updating their range in the run-up to reopening their operations, experts have advised.

Breathing room: what difference could adopting WHO’s one-metre social distancing guidance make to the UK’s pubs after lockdown ends?

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Scaled down social distancing ‘might just save’ pubs

By Stuart Stone

While Brits were doing their best to enjoy a VE Day bank holiday weekend in lockdown, Denmark cut social distancing from two metres to one metre in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidance. Could a similar step help UK pubs when the time comes...

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Pub boss calls for more support

By Ed Bedington

Further grant support from the Government will be needed if pubs are to open under any kind of restrictions, according to one of the UK’s leading pub company bosses.

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