All news articles for November 2020

Fuller's finance: 'It has not been easy, but prudent financial management, an estate that is 92% freehold, and a strong balance sheet mean that we will be in the best possible position to get back on a growth trajectory, Simon Emeny explained

Covid measures hit Fuller’s for £22m in six months

By Stuart Stone

Pub operator Fuller, Smith & Turner has revealed a swing of around £40m from profit to loss in its financial results for the 26 weeks to 26 September after its pubs spent more than half of the period in lockdown.

Covid recovery: Lumina Intelligence’s UK Pub Market Report 2020 found that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has wiped 61% (£14bn) off the sector’s value

Analysis

14 ways in which Covid-19 is changing the UK pub market

By Stuart Stone

A new report from Lumina Intelligence has found that coronavirus has carved 14bn off the sector’s value – but what specific symptoms has the trade shown, and what could its recovery look like?

Uncertain and challenging year: 'With our great estate, balanced portfolio of brands and proven management team, we remain optimistic that we will be able to regain the momentum previously built', M&B's Phil Urban explained

M&B posts pre-tax loss as 1,300 workers made redundant

By Stuart Stone

Birmingham-based pub group Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has revealed a £300m swing from pre-tax profit to loss in the 52 weeks ended 26 September 2020 – a period in which it was forced to axe 1,300 staff members.

New rules: under the new tier system, pubs can only serve alcohol with a 'substantial' meal if placed in tier two

What is a substantial meal?

By Nikkie Thatcher

With a number of pubs expected to only be allowed to remain open if serving food when the latest tier measures are revealed, The Morning Advertiser takes a look at what constitutes a “substantial” meal.

Team RBC (L-R): Cosser, Ford and Boyers

Is your kitchen ready for the Darkside?

By Nicholas Robinson

Darth Vader and his Empire cronies were unsuccessful in converting Luke Skywalker to the Darkside, but the young Jedi may have reconsidered if Vader had explained things differently. For instance, instead of infinite power and control, what if Skywalker...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 5

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Christmas planning in a pandemic

By Ed Bedington

In this week's episode of the Lock In podcast, Ed Bedington, Heath Ball and James Cuthbertson talk about Christmas, what can we expect to get out of a Christmas with restrictions, and where they see things heading. Tune in for a listen the latest...