All news articles for September 2020

Grants extended: Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced an extension to the one-off payments available to the self-employed

winter economy plan

Self-employment support extended

By Emily Hawkins

The Government has extended existing support for self-employed individuals, with a one-off sum of up to £1,875 available.

Aid needed: The MA editor Ed Bedington calls on the Government to 'wake up to the fact that it’s targeted the hospitality sector way beyond the grounds of reasonability'

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Not good enough Mr Sunak

By Ed Bedington

And so the much awaited Government support has been announced and greeted with not so much a cheer as more of a whimper from an industry that is crying out for help.

Get ready: pubs are legally required to display posters promoting the use of the new NHS Covid app from today (Thursday 24 September)

Pubs legally required to display NHS app codes

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs are legally required to display an official QR code poster from today (Thursday 24 September) so customers can check-in on the newly-launched NHS coronavirus app.

Looking ahead: Chancellor Rishi Sunak will be unveiling plans to protect jobs through the colder months later today (Thursday 24 September)

Chancellor to announce plan to protect jobs today

By Nikkie Thatcher

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is expected to reveal the Government’s plan to protect jobs during winter later today (Thursday 24 September) amid reports the Autumn Budget has been cancelled.

New normal: 'I am particularly impressed by the way in which our teams have made this possible by responding to the challenge of our new operating environment with energy and enthusiasm,' M&B's Phil Urban said

M&B sales slip 6.4% post-EOTHO

By Stuart Stone

Birmingham-based pub group Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has revealed its like-for-like sales for the first three weeks of September are down versus its Eat Out to Help Out boosted August numbers.

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