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Support urged: a publican has shared her anxiety about further coronavirus restrictions.

Pubs 'scapegoat' for second wave, publican says

By Emily Hawkins

An operator in one of the areas of England hit by localised coronavirus measures has shared her anxiety about worsening trade and uncertainty over further restrictions.

Live updates: pubs have had operating hours restricted in some parts of the country

Local lockdown live

• LIVE: 1 in 10 English pubs under curfew

By Emily Hawkins

Some one in 10 pubs in England are now under localised restrictions on opening hours as ministers are considering further coronavirus measures.

Covid and the code: a top concern expressed by tenants since lockdown began has been their rent levels.

Opinion

Rents, Covid and the code

By Fiona Dickie – pubs code adjudicator

A top concern expressed by tenants since lockdown began has been their rent levels. They want to know what the Pubs Code and the PCA can do. I am pleased to have this opportunity to set out the position.

Last orders: more pubs will be ordered to close earlier in a fresh set of local measures covering large parts of England.

More pubs hit by curfew measures

By Emily Hawkins

Further restrictions have been announced for parts of north west England, the Midlands and West Yorkshire to curb rising coronavirus cases.

Contact tracing: pubs are legally required to take customer contact details from today (Friday 18 September).

Up to £4k fine for contact collecting failure

By Emily Hawkins

It is a requirement for pubs and bars to ask customers for their contact information as of today (Friday 18 September), with fines of up to £4,000 for businesses that fail to comply.

Local curfew: pubs in Rhondda Cynon Taf must close at 11pm from Thursday 17 September

Pubs given curfew in Welsh county

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs in the Welsh county of Rhondda Cynon Taf will be forced to close at 11pm after being linked to a rise in coronavirus cases.

The verdict: 'nothing is decided until it is decided, in this case possibly by the Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court, with appeals by everyone on the cards'

Opinion

Regulators v insurers: the verdict

By Philip Kolvin QC, Cornerstone Barristers

Sometimes white smoke appears from a chimney and the result is clear. Sometimes, smoke rises from the battlefield, casualties are counted and it takes a century or two to work out who won and lost.

Private socialising banned: new restrictions come into force in Birmingham today but people can still socialise in pubs

Birmingham restrictions 'won't impact pubs'

By Emily Hawkins

Restrictions on private gatherings come into force in parts of the West Midlands today (15 September) but people are still allowed to socialise with other households at pubs.

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