All news articles for October 2020

In need: pub trade demands more support in second lockdown

Lockdown 2.0 'nightmare before Christmas'

By Nicholas Robinson

England's month-long lockdown has been described as a "nightmare before Christmas", with pubs and suppliers to the sector in need of support in addition to furlough.

Extended: Full furlough is back at 80% of salaries

Furlough extended and £1.1bn of support

By Nicholas Robinson

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced a month-long extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme during the second lockdown,

Lockdown: Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces second national lockdown


All pubs to close in national month-long lockdown

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs and other “non-essential” businesses will be forced to close from Thursday 5 November for a month as the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a second national lockdown, a move considered by experts as extremely worrying for the hospitality sector....

Trade assist: 'After our Save Pub Life initiative funnelled £1m into pubs across the country, we evolved the platform to offer a comprehensive package of support to help our pub and bar partners reopen safely,' BBG's Paula Lindenberg said

AB InBev sees volume sales rise

By Nikkie Thatcher

Global beer brand AB InBev saw total volume sales increase by 1.9% in the third quarter of this year, with own beer volumes up by 2.6%.

Local restrictions: pubs must close in Nottinghamshire unless they are serving 'significant meals'

Nottinghamshire moves to tier 3

By Nikkie Thatcher

Nottinghamshire has been put into the highest measures of the Government's tiered system from this week, affecting more than 700 pubs.

Broader lessons: 'six well-resourced and sophisticated companies cannot expect to sit and wait for the regulator to tell them what they can and cannot do'


Compliance is not a choice

By Fiona Dickie – pubs code adjudicator

Those following the Morning Advertiser (MA) and national coverage of my investigation into Star Pubs and Bars will know that I found Star had committed twelve separate breaches of the pubs code, which they must now put right. I fined them £2m in respect...


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