Health & safety

Editor’s comment: we must end sniping, peacocking and grandstanding


‘A need to work together’ during coronavirus pandemic

By Ed Bedington

For most of us, this is starting to feel like the end of the world. In such a short space of time, we’ve gone from something that seemed like an abstract problem in a far away part of the world to having the rug completely pulled out from under us.

Announcement soon: Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to reveal more about business support on Friday 20 March


No employment support announced for pubs yet

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government is yet to reveal any employment support (Thursday 19 March), however, the Prime Minister said Chancellor Rishi Sunak will be making an announcement tomorrow (Friday 20 March).

Proactive steps: publicans across the country and taking extra measures to ensure the safety of their staff and customers


Extra measures that can protect your staff and customers

By Alice Leader

Washing your hands, catching sneezes, disinfecting surfaces are all instructions publicans have taken on board to keep their site safe from coronavirus – but many are also going above and beyond these guidelines.

Claiming compensation? ABI has confirmed that there is unlikely to be a new policy cover available for coronavirus currently


Most pubs not covered for coronavirus

By Alice Leader

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has announced that most businesses would not have purchased cover that will protect their loss of trade from coronavirus, even if Boris Johnson forcibly closes doors.

Social distancing: a publican is offering food deliveries for those who are staying at home


Publican delivers meals to elderly amid coronavirus

By Alice Leader

A publican and her daughter are offering a “not-for-profit” delivery service where they will take their popular pub meals on the road to “those in need” during the coronavirus outbreak.

Call to action: operators need clarity from pubcos and Government


Trade demands coronavirus answers from pubcos and Government

By Nicholas Robinson

Operators are crying out for answers from pubcos and Government following Prime Minster Boris Johnson’s advice to the public yesterday telling them to stay clear of pubs, which has left the sector in financial limbo.

Limbo: what does Boris Johnson’s coronavirus advice mean for pubs?


Pubs must be protected now to be there after coronavirus pandemic

By Nicholas Robinson

The Government’s latest advice to the public, advising them to “avoid pubs”, will be “catastrophic” for businesses and jobs, UKHospitality CEO Kate Nicholls has warned as she once again urged the country’s leaders to step in and save the sector.

Pub view: live coverage of the Spring Budget

Budget 2020

Budget 2020 – Duty increase on beer, cider, wine and spirits frozen

By MA Reporters

Freeze on alcohol duties and business rates on pubs with rateable value under £51,000 abolished. Plus, national living wage to rise to £10.50 per hour by 2024. Here is a blow-by-blow account of Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak's first Budget.

Keeping safe: advice on how to keep businesses clean and hygienic has been issued


Hygiene advice for pubs to avoid Covid-19

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government and hygiene experts have released advice on how operators can stay safe and clean to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

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