All news articles for June 2020

Breathing space: the lease forfeiture and debt enforcement moratorium has been extended to 30 September and a code of practice on rent has been published

Moratorium extended as rent code published

By Emily Hawkins

The lease forfeiture and debt enforcement moratorium has been extended into the autumn, meaning pubs continue to be protected from eviction threats.

Restart schedule: Oakman Inns CEO Peter Borg-Neal has outlined why he has decided to open on 4 July

Oakman Inns ‘already fully booked on 4 July’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Multiple operator Oakman Inns has received thousands more people viewing its website and bookings have soared, CEO Peter Borg-Neal told The Morning Advertiser (MA).

Coronavirus update for pubs 20 and 21 June


Weekend news bulletin for pubs – 20 and 21 June

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington reviews the biggest news stories from the pub sector after another week in lockdown without an update from the Government on reopening guidelines.

Impossible to reopen: one publican said he felt there was 'no light at the end of the tunnel' with theatre lovers reluctant to return

Theatre pubs 'stepping into the unknown'

By Emily Hawkins

Theatre pubs are facing an existential threat as the possibility of reopening this summer looks slim, operators have told The Morning Advertiser (MA).

How can pubs continue to provide live entertainment?

The show must go on...

By Ed Bedington

Live entertainment has long been a pub sector staple, and although lockdown is still underway operators are continuing to find ways to entertain punters.

Two-week countdown: 'with so much still unknown, all we can do is sit tight and get ready for the day we've been waiting for,' Sacha Lord says


The final countdown

By Sacha Lord, night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester

We are now just over two weeks away from the 4 July - a date etched in our minds as when we might finally be able to reopen our doors to the public.

Reaching out: the letter outlines various measures that could help the pub trade

BII calls on Chancellor to safeguard pubs’ future

By Nikkie Thatcher

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has written to Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak asking for further grants, extensions to both the full furlough and Bounce Back Loan schemes as well as a longer business rates holiday.


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