All news articles for October 2020

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Lowdown: Top low and no alcohol drinks on the market

By Ed Bedington

The low and no category is one that has seen increased interest from consumers and rapid expansion from manufacturers in recent months, and with the ongoing political scene, it’s likely to see a further boost.

Shut us down: publicans in areas with household mixing bans have pleaded for the Government to issue more support (image: Roger Kidd, Geograph)

Pubs in second tier 'better off closed'

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs in the second tier of coronavirus measures have said they would be “better off” closed as they brace for slumped trading with a household mixing ban.

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How does the new jobs scheme compare to furlough?

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the difference the enhanced Job Support Scheme (JSS) will make to employees on minimum wage compared to the original Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

Increase for trade: consumer spending in the pub sector rose for the first time since February, research has uncovered

Spending in pubs up for first time since before lockdown

By Nikkie Thatcher

Consumer spending in pubs and bars saw a 9% rise – the first increase for the sector since February, with 44% of pubgoers feeling less cautious about visiting the on-trade now than in August (50%), new research has found.

Tall order: the prestigious accolades are awarded to those who have made achievements in public life and committed themselves to serving and helping the country

Pub trade recognised in Queen’s honours list

By Nikkie Thatcher

A number of on-trade figures, including a Great British Pub Awards finalist, have been recognised among celebrities, hospital workers and footballers in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for their services to the industry and community.

Job losses: M&B is the latest pub group to reveal it is consulting on redundancies

M&B announces redundancy consultation

By Nikkie Thatcher

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), the pub company behind brands including Sizzling Pubs, Toby Carvery, All Bar One and Nicholson’s, has opened redundancy consultations for staff.

Rapidly increasing: 'London is at medium in the Government’s new alert levels. However, Londoners should understand that this could change very quickly – potentially even this week,' a spokesperson for the Mayor of London said

London could be classed as 'high' risk within days

By Stuart Stone

New tier two Covid-19 restrictions banning different households from mixing indoors could be introduced across the capital as early as this week, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has warned.

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