All news articles for September 2020

Rule of six: 'You must not meet socially in groups of more than six and if you do, you will be breaking the law,' Boris Johnson explained

‘Rule of six’ comes into force today

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government’s ‘rule of six’ will be enforced from today (Monday 14 September) meaning those breaking it could be arrested.

Three steps: simple ways to watch this year's GBPAs

Watch: The Great British Pub Awards – Pub Heroes

How to watch the GBPAs for free

By Nicholas Robinson

The finalists have been announced, the votes cast and we’re ready to reveal the Pub Heroes of this year’s Great British Pub Awards (GBPA).

Transaction data: 'JDW sales were 22.5% below the equivalent Saturday last year. It is clearly not the case pubs are ‘dangerous places to be’,' the pub group boss Tim Martin said

JDW sales slump on Saturday before ‘rule of six’ enforced

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) saw year-on-year sales drop by more than a fifth (22.5%) on Saturday 12 September amid national reports of pubs and bars being flooded with customers ahead of the Government’s ‘rule of six’ coming into force today (Monday 14 September).

Booming market: 'Low2NoBev2021 has been developed to provide unrivalled insight into the business benefits of getting the right products on the drinks menu,' William Reed's Dan Dixon said

Low2NoBev2021 dates and venue revealed

By MA Editorial

Trade show Low2NoBev2021 has been developed to help drive the low and no alcohol sector forward through immersive experiences, insights and thought leadership.

Pub closures: 315 pubs have been permanently closed, set to be demolished or converted for other uses since the start of 2020

315 pubs lost for good so far in 2020

By Nikkie Thatcher

More than 300 pubs have been permanently closed, set to be demolished or converted for other uses according to exclusive data for the 34 weeks and six days to 1 September 2020.

Furlough boost: Bolton publicans have said they face tough decisions about the future of their businesses (image: JThomas, Geograph)

Bolton businesses should not be 'worse off'

By Emily Hawkins

Publicans and Bolton Council have called for an extension of the existing furlough scheme after a localised shutdown of hospitality was ordered in the town.

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