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Call for pause on rent payments: the National Time Out campaign is backed by UKHospitality


Government pushed harder to ‘intervene on rent’

By Nicholas Robinson

Calls for Government to intervene in and broker rent solutions between hospitality businesses and landlords have been stepped up as UKHospitality (UKH) has pressed for a National Time Out.

Safety fears: Chinese cities have opened up bars and restaurants again but many have said they feel hesitant to visit


Consumer confidence in China highlights challenge for UK pubs

By Emily Hawkins

Insight tracker CGA has revealed the attitudes of Chinese consumers towards eating and drinking out of home, meaning UK pubs can look to their international peers for an idea of how the public will feel about visiting in the months after reopening.

Coronavirus update for pubs weekend of 16-17 May


Weekend news bulletin for pubs - 16 and 17 May

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington reviews the biggest news stories from the pub sector after another week in lockdown ahead of the weekend of 16 and 17 May.

Further aid: UKH boss Kate Nicholls called for the Government to extend support into next year


Government needs to evolve support to 2021

By Nikkie Thatcher

Support packages for the hospitality industry must continue and evolve to the end of 2020 and into the beginning of next year, one trade leader has urged.

Critical support: the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme has been an ‘absolute lifesaver’ according to Livelyhood Pub Group's Tom Talbot


‘The state aid we’ve received has helped us survive’

By Stuart Stone

Tom Talbot of Livelyhood Pub Company and City Pub Group’s Clive Watson dialled in to MA500’s online conference to discuss what Covid-19 financial support they had received and how it had helped their businesses survive shutdown.

Long wait ahead: most operators believe it will take two years to reach ‘normal’ profit levels


‘Two years to get back to pre-coronavirus profits’

By Nicholas Robinson

Most operators, asked in a snapshot poll of hospitality leaders, have said it will take up to two years to reach pre-coronavirus lockdown profit levels, while 88% of those asked have not agreed favourable rent terms with landlords over the coming months.

No excuse: employers must not attempt to play the furlough system, a trade body executive has warned


Warning to pub employers on furlough fraud

By Emily Hawkins

The chief executive of one of the UK’s largest trade bodies representing the pub sector has reiterated the Government’s warning that employers should not abuse the furlough system.

How can you maintain a pub's value?


Size matters in the new normal

By Ed Bedington

Space and rural location is going to be key when it comes to maintaining property values in a post-lockdown world, a leading property expert has claimed.

New beginning: more outside socialising will mean a rise in noise disturbances and reduced car uses, licensing lawyers claim


Pubs must adapt to end of spontaneous nights out

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs will face a “a new beginning entirely” when reopening after the coronavirus lockdown, which will require changes in licensing legislation and the experience pubs offer, according to a paper from the Institute of Licensing (IoL).

Money matters: the Government has made financing available to pubs during Covid-19


Are you claiming for everything you need?

By Gary Lloyd

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the world into a health and economic downward spiral but the UK Government has, and continues, to offer lifelines to the hospitality sector. Here is what’s available to pubs.

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