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Green light: pub employees can still receive training when they have been furloughed

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Pub staff can still receive training if furloughed

By Emily Hawkins

The Government has updated its guidance for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to say that pub employers can continue training their staff even if they have been furloughed.

Threat to livelihoods: pubcos urged to demonstrate leadership to the wider industry by PCA

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‘Tenants need support of pubcos to survive,’ says PCA

By Stuart Stone

Pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby and deputy Fiona Dickie have called on regulated pubcos refusing to waive rent to clarify how they plan to back tied tenants through the ongoing pandemic.

Coronavirus update for pubs 6 April

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Daily bulletin - Monday 6 April

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington delivers a rundown of the latest news for pubs regarding coronavirus including reaction to the British Beer & Pub Association's statement on the use of grants.

Family affairs: William (left) and Oliver (right) Robinson are the managing directors of the business

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Robinsons cancels rent until pubs reopen

By Nikkie Thatcher

Stockport-based operator and brewer Robinsons has outlined the measures it is taking to support its licensees amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Changes and support: while The Morning Advertiser goes digital and monthly, you have access to this content and more for free

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The Morning Advertiser goes digital – and is free

By Chris Lowe

In a very short space of time, the hospitality industry and, indeed, the world has changed. Coronavirus in the UK has had an unprecedented effect and, in particular, for our readers in the hospitality sector where their pubs and bars have had to shut...

Social response: licensees have commented on The Morning Advertiser’s Facebook page about some pubcos not cancelling rent

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Social media uproar over 'pubco protection'

By Nikkie Thatcher

Angry commentators have let rip on social media in response to the British Beer & Pub Association boss Emma McClarkin speaking on behalf of pubco bosses, which said “cancelling pub rents” was not the solution to the ongoing crisis.

Jobs on the line: landlords must use this time to renegotiate with their commercial tenants, a trade body has urged

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Landlords must not ‘sign death sentence’ of pubs

By Emily Hawkins

One of the sector’s largest trade bodies has written to the Government in a bid to to protect pubs from being punished by landlords for failing to make rent payments.

Rates relief: the Government announced a business rates holiday for all pubs last month (17 March)

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Business rates holiday not state aid

By Nikkie Thatcher

The business rates holiday announced by the Chancellor on 17 March will not be subject to a cap, meaning it is not state aid.

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