All news articles for June 2021

Nuptial rules: pubs that host weddings will now be able to house larger numbers than 30 but the capacity will depend on social distancing measures (image: Getty/nurdanst)

What are the rules for pubs from Monday 21 June?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Broadly speaking, Covid measures in pubs won't change from next week as the proposed lifting of restrictions at step four of the Government's roadmap has been postponed until Monday 19 July.

Extended measures: Suraj Desor, specialist hospitality licensing solicitor at Poppleston Allen, answers key questions about the extended Covid restrictions (image: Getty/Monkeybusinessimages)

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Restrictions extended in England – What pubs need to know

By Poppleston Allen

The Prime Minister has confirmed restrictions in England will remain in place at least midnight on 18 July. Suraj Desor, specialist hospitality licensing solicitor at Poppleston Allen, answers key questions about the extended measures.

'Good news': 'The benefits of a tariff-free, quota-free UK-Australia trade deal are great news for British producers exporting English wine and spirts to Australia,' Miles Beale, chief executive of the WSTA said

UK/Australia trade deal to save UK wine businesses £16m, claims WSTA

By The Morning Advertiser

The first major trade deal negotiated by the Government since the UK left the EU has been welcomed by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) for reducing costs for drinks businesses and positive knock-on effects for hospitality firms.

Government aid: 'Support is needed as much now as it was at the start,' says The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington

The final betrayal?

By Ed Bedington

A further kicking of the can down the road should probably not come as much of a surprise for an industry that has felt the full force of those kicks in the last year and a half.

Building costs: pub operators are soon set to pay business rates and contribute to furlough costs despite no change to lockdown restrictions (image: Konstantin Balezin / Getty)

Pub bosses mourn lost summer

By Emily Hawkins

Pub bosses have warned they are in a “highly precarious position” with payments approaching despite continued trading restrictions.