All news articles for December 2021

Which companies are finalists in the Publican Awards?

Publican Awards

Finalists in The Publican Awards 2022 revealed

By Ed Bedington

The race is under way to find out the best companies in the trade as The Publican Awards gears up for the next stages of judging and announces those in the running.

#BusinessBooster: Business rates relief of 25% not working (Credit: Getty/ sturti)

More than 100,000 businesses call for financial reassurance

By Rebecca Weller

More than 100,000 retail, hospitality and leisure businesses have called for a #BusinessBooster and urgent assurances financial support will be provided to these sectors who are hitting rock bottom following Plan B measures.

Fuller’s closes majority of its city pubs: operator calls for suspension of business rates and extension on VAT reduction

Fuller’s closes the majority of its city sites

By Rebecca Weller

Pub operator and brewers, Fuller’s, has closed the majority of its city pubs temporarily and called on the Government to provide immediate suspension of business rates and an extension on VAT reduction.

Closures loom: cancellations have risen sharply even without further restrictions implemented (credit: Getty/Panostock)

Cry to Rishi for help or see 10,000 sites shut for good

By Georgi Gyton, MCA

Hospitality leaders have warned Chancellor Rishi Sunak that he must commit to a package of support for businesses within the next 24 hours or risk the permanent closure of thousands of pubs and restaurants.

Will the Government support pubs and bars?

Lockdown by proxy must come with support

By Ed Bedington

It was a sobering experience watching my social feeds this weekend, as operator after operator voiced their despair as they watched Christmas trade fall off a cliff.