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Losing confidence: publicans say they are desperate for Government support as their debts increase and job losses seem unavoidable

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Pubs without grants reaching ‘point of no return’

By Emily Hawkins

Operators have shared the realities of sustaining their business after being excluded from the Government’s grant scheme for hospitality businesses at the start of the coronavirus shutdown, with stories of facing the prospect of letting staff go, amassing...

Higher or lower? Most pubs will keep menu prices the same

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‘Prices will be kept the same’ say 50% of pubs in poll

By Nicholas Robinson

The majority of operators asked in a weekly hospitality poll have said they plan to keep their food and drink prices the same as before lockdown, while half also said they expected trade levels to reach no more than 40% of pre-coronavirus levels in the...

Legal Q&A: solicitors from Poppleston Allen answer your questions regarding licence and permit renewal and the potentail drawbacks of a CVA

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Legal Q&A: Licence and permit renewal, the pitfalls of a CVA

By Poppleston Allen

In the latest Legal Q&A from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen, we take a closer look at licence and permit renewal as well as the potentail drawbacks of a company voluntary arrangement.

Work rules: the current situation could offer youngsters a chance to join the on-trade

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Giving employment to under-18s

By Poppleston Allen

Over recent years, the trade has stepped up a gear to entice school leavers into its workforce. Competition is hot but just how compatible is the current legislation in terms of being able to compete?

Government step: the new code aims to encourage fair and transparent discussions about rent

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Government to publish new rent code of practice

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government has established a working group with the commercial rental sector to develop a code in a bid to encourage fair and transparent discussions between landlord and tenants amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Be safe, not sorry: pavement licenses are still in effect so review yours now

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The checklist to help you stay legitimate post-lockdown

By Poppleston Allen

At the time of writing (1 June), we are still awaiting both relaxation of the lockdown regulations and guidance for the hospitality sector from the Government on reopening and, until then, we are all still flailing around in the darkness.

Government aid: further income support for the self-employed will be available from August

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Self-employed income support scheme to be extended

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will be extended with applications opening in August for a second and final grant, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced today (29 May).

Collective effort: Hospitality Insurance Group Action (HIGA) has selected two insurance companies to launch group action against

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Group action launched against Aviva and QBE insurers

By Emily Hawkins

Insurance companies Aviva and QBE (UK) Limited have been chosen as the focus of an action group that intends to launch a group claim against insurers refusing to pay out to pubs for loss of income during the coronavirus crisis.

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