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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.

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.

Changing focus: supermarket demand has increased after the closure of pubs and restaurants

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Can you get another job if you have been furloughed?

By Emily Hawkins

While it is hoped that workers across the hospitality sector will be able to return to their jobs within a few months, The Morning Advertiser has taken a look at what options there are for pub staff who have been furloughed.

Difficult processes: there have been calls for banks to make accessing the loans easier for operators

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Loan red tape standing in the way of pub security

By Nikkie Thatcher

Businesses looking to borrow less than £250,000 under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) will now not be asked for personal guarantees but operators are still having to jump through hoops to access the funds.

Stake a claim: Philip Kolvin of Cornerstone Barristers looks at whether insurance companies will pay out

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Does your insurance cover you for coronavirus?

By Philip Kolvin QC

With many insurance companies claiming the protection operators took out is unlikely to be valid for a business interruption such as coronavirus, Cornerstone Barristers’ Philip Kolvin looks at whether you are covered or not.

Difficult situation: a finance expert has outlined the other measures of support for self-employed people

Dipping into tax funds ‘only option’ for many self-employed

By Emily Hawkins

A financial expert has said many self-employed publicans will have no option but to use the funds saved for tax to pay immediate bills after Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed his plans to help self employed people last night (Thursday 26 March), set to...

Does it add up? Rangewell wants clarity from the Government over its coronavirus loan scheme

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Finance expert’s fears over coronavirus loan scheme

By Gary Lloyd

A business finance specialist believes the Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) may be making the same mistakes that a previous scheme did when it was launched a decade ago during the financial crisis of 2009.

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