Health & safety

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...

A close call: how can pub kitchens operate under social distancing measures?

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How can pub kitchens operate with social distancing?

By Stuart Stone

While two-metre distancing in pubs remains a raw subject, we look at what measures operators need to consider to avoid making a meal of their post-lockdown kitchen policies.

Cleanliness standards: hygiene practices have been outlined in the guidance

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UKH reveals guidance for reopening

By Nikkie Thatcher

In-depth cleaning regimes and adhering to distancing rules are two of the main themes operators should consider when reopening, trade body UKHospitality (UKH) has outlined.

Outside focus: publicans have been assured that it is unlikely the Government will look to restrict smoking in pub gardens

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Change to smoking regulations in pub gardens unlikely

By Emily Hawkins

There is no sense that ministers will consider changing rules to split pub gardens into smoking and non-smoking areas, according to UKHospitality’s (UKH) chief executive Kate Nicholls.

Sick pay can be reclaimed: the current rate of statutory sick pay is £95.85 a week

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Pubs can claim sick pay for employees back

By Nikkie Thatcher

Operators with fewer than 250 employees can recover statutory sick pay (SSP) payments made to employees via a new online service.

Don’t give up easily: Capital Law’s Catrin Povey gives advice on insurance claims

Pubs should push harder on insurance, expert urges

By Catrin Povey

Pubs facing challenges in claiming on their business interruption insurance policies should not give up and simply accept their insurer’s initial denial, writes Catrin Povey who leads Capital Law’s insurance practice.

Breathing room: what difference could adopting WHO’s one-metre social distancing guidance make to the UK’s pubs after lockdown ends?

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Scaled down social distancing ‘might just save’ pubs

By Stuart Stone

While Brits were doing their best to enjoy a VE Day bank holiday weekend in lockdown, Denmark cut social distancing from two metres to one metre in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidance. Could a similar step help UK pubs when the time comes...

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