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On halt: JDW has asked suppliers if it can pay them once its pubs have reopened

JDW asks suppliers for payment break

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has asked suppliers via email for a moratorium on payments until its pubs reopen, at which point it intends to clear outstanding payments within a short time-frame.

Does it add up? Rangewell wants clarity from the Government over its coronavirus loan scheme

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Finance expert’s fears over coronavirus loan scheme

By Gary Lloyd

A business finance specialist believes the Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) may be making the same mistakes that a previous scheme did when it was launched a decade ago during the financial crisis of 2009.

Donate and preserve: two gastropub operators have shared their tips for shutting down a kitchen

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What to do with food before closing a pub kitchen

By Emily Hawkins

Many pubs are choosing to close entirely rather than continue their operations as a takeaway or delivery service. Two gastropub operators share their advice to pubs closing down their kitchens about what to do with leftover food.

Coronavirus update for pubs 26 March 2020

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Daily Bulletin - Thursday 26 March

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington delivers a rundown of the latest news for pubs in regard to coronavirus including the growing criticism of the banking sector.

Updated guidance: publicans are still allowed to accommodate key workers during the coronavirus pandemic

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Pub-hotels can still offer accommodation to key workers

By Alice Leader

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has confirmed pub-hotels that have been offering their rooms to key workers on the front line will be allowed to continue to do so.

Security measures: pubs are advised to reinforce their security defences as thieves target closed sites during lockdown

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Thieves target closed pubs for alcohol and cash

By Alice Leader

Closed pubs, restaurants and shops have become “easy pickings” for thieves during the coronavirus lockdown and operators are warned to reinforce their defences.

Coronavirus update for pubs 25 March 2020

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Daily bulletin – Wednesday 25 March

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington delivers a rundown of the latest news for pubs in regard to coronavirus including the latest update on offering delivery and takeaways.

Taking the plunge: what you need to know about providing a delivery service to your customers

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How to set up a delivery service

By Alice Leader

While consumers are banned from visiting their beloved local pub due to the development of Covid-19, could putting your mind to a delivery regime be the answer to surviving these uncertain times?

Delivery option: consumers seeking more out-of-home meals

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Brits keen on delivered food

By Nicholas Robinson

Pub and restaurant closures have led Brits to leap into takeaways, as well as food and drink deliveries, with more than half of consumers having food sent to their homes.

Food and drinks permitted: pubs can continue to offer takeaway and delivery services

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Pubs can still operate food and drinks takeaway and delivery services

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs will still be able to offer food and drinks (including alcohol, subject to licensing conditions) delivery and takeaways while closed to the public, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has confirmed to The Morning Advertiser.

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