Support: what financial help is out there for pubs during coronavirus


Finance – Comprehensive information on financial help

By Nicholas Robinson

A finance expert has compiled a series of information to consider during these tough times. In this live report, The Morning Advertiser documents the latest help out there for pubs.

Cash support: Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced measures to battle the financial impact of coronavirus


12-month business rates holiday for all pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced all pubs will benefit from a business rates holiday for the next 12 months, regardless of their rateable value.

Virus impact: venues across the nation have seen footfall drop


UKH demands more Government help

By Nikkie Thatcher

Trade body UKHospitality (UKH) has called on the Government to increase its support for the sector as the impact of coronavirus continues to spread.

Prepared: the Government outlines measures for coronavirus preparation in its Budget

Budget 2020

Pubs win in Budget 2020 with significant financial support

By Nicholas Robinson

Teetotal Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak paid critical attention to the pub trade in the release of his 2020 Budget today (11 March), as the sector braces itself for a hammering by coronavirus.

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.

Duty bound: former Bake Off winner Candice Brown explains why she’s trapped in an upside-down pint glass and gives her take on the trade

Big Interview – in association with Long Live the Local

'Boris Johnson seems to enjoy a pint. It’s time to help us'

By Nikkie Thatcher

Since winning TV show The Great British Bake Off, Candice Brown has not rested on her laurels and one of her latest objectives is to take the fight to save pubs to the Government.

War against binge drinking: a new minimum unit pricing policy for retailers has come into force in Wales

Minimum pricing could harm pub trade

By Emily Hawkins

Pub industry representatives do not believe minimum alcohol pricing in supermarkets and shops will benefit the on-trade, following the introduction of a minimum price in Wales.

Additional punishment: the defendant was ordered to pay £521,000 or face an additional five-year prison sentence

Illegal streaming supplier hit with £521k bill

By Nikkie Thatcher

A supplier of illegal streaming devices that provided unauthorised access to Premier League content has been ordered to pay back £521,000 to the ‘public purse’.

Crestfallen: it is hoped the dispute will be solved without reference to an archaic court (image: Jaggery, Geograph)

Resolution needed over JDW carpet row

By Emily Hawkins

A town council has said it is hopeful that a dispute over the design of a JD Wetherspoon pub carpet will be resolved without legal action.

New role: Fiona Dickie has been deputy pubs code adjudicator since November 2017

Government appoints new PCA

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government has announced it has appointed Fiona Dickie as the new pubs code adjudicator (PCA), a role that was previously filled by Paul Newby.

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