All news articles for December 2020

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 8

Review of the year and challenges ahead

By Ed Bedington

With 2020 drawing to a close, and the last episode of the Lock In podcast for the year, the team take a look back at a year which has had few highlights, but plenty of challenges for the sector and more on the way. We take a look forward at what 2021...

Funding rules: pubs must derive less than 50% of their sales in food to be eligible for the £1,000 grant

How can wet-led pubs claim £1,000 Christmas grant?

By Nikkie Thatcher

With wet-led pubs in tiers two and three able to claim a Christmas Support Payment of £1,000, The Morning Advertiser takes a look at eligibility requirements and how operators can access funding.

Reports state: this follows news earlier this year of SA Brain selling 40 sites

SA Brain ‘up for sale’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Welsh brewer and pub group SA Brain is reportedly up for sale, recruiting advisers to “navigate this period of uncertainty”.

Closure imminent: pubs in London and other parts of England must close with little notice under the new tier system

Closing hospitality venues an 'illogical tactic'

By Emily Hawkins

Hospitality sector leaders are once again telling the Government that the industry must not be blamed for coronavirus outbreaks, after it was announced pubs will be forced to shut in more areas of England.

Pubs matter: a new campaign is calling for operators and customers to share their pub stories on social media

'Pubs matter' is message of new campaign

By Emily Hawkins

Pubgoers have been urged to share why their local is close to their heart on social media in a bid to highlight the plight of the sector.

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