All news articles for January 2021

Private interest: Marston’s has confirmed reports that US-based Platinum Equity has made an initial approach to take the firm private

Marston’s confirms private equity interest

By Stuart Stone

Pub company Marston’s has confirmed reports that US-based Platinum Equity has made an initial approach to take the Wolverhampton-based operator private.

Staycation boom: operators such as the Devonshire Group (pictured) are optimistic about a summer of domestic tourism

Pubs with rooms anticipate holiday boom

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs with rooms are hoping to benefit from a domestic tourism trend this summer, although some operators say they are worried about a drop in trade.

Potential impact: The Morning Advertiser delves into the legal implications should pubs break lockdown rules, which could result in large fines

What happens if you open your pub during lockdown?

By Nikkie Thatcher

With a spate of pubs hitting the headlines for breaching coronavirus restrictions, The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the potential impact on licensees if they break lockdown rules.

Scotland relief: businesses 'need reassurance now, in this third lockdown, that the Government still has their back and is invested in them – as the Scottish Government has done,' chief executive of the Scottish Beer & Pub Association and the British Beer & Pub Association, Emma McClarkin, says

Business rates relief extended in Scotland

By Emily Hawkins

Business rates relief will be extended for Scottish pubs for an initial three months as Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to enable a further extension for all pubs.

Business bosses: Oakman executive chairman (left) Peter Borg-Neal and chief executive officer (right) Dermot King

Oakman adds to portfolio alongside £3.6m share raise

By Nikkie Thatcher

Hertfordshire-based multiple operator Oakman Inns has outlined its plans for this year including a “substantial pipeline of sites ready for development” and the addition of a freehold venue in Harpenden.

Lockdown sales losses: UKHospitality has said the sector needs further support to survive the rest of the pandemic

£200m a day hospitality losses

By Emily Hawkins

Britain's pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels lost nearly £200m a day in sales in 2020, according to new figures.

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