What is the BII doing to help pubs?

The sector is 'running out of time'

By Ed Bedington

The sector is running out of time and desperately needs clarity on reopening guidelines, according to the boss of the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII).

Time to prepare: the Government's delay in announcing when pubs can reopen has forced many of them to take financial risks, the BBPA said

BBPA demands reopening date urgently

By Emily Hawkins

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has reiterated its demands for the Government to provide pubs with a definitive date on when they will be allowed to reopen, after it missed the deadline set by the trade organisation.

Redundancies possible: the trade body representing Welsh pubs said an opening date is sorely needed to protect jobs


Frustration over lack of date clarity in Wales

By Emily Hawkins

The Welsh governments has still not yet proposed a date for when pubs will be able to open from, despite calls to give publicans more information.

Confused operators: publicans have said they need more clarity from the Government after speculation about reopening rules


Confusion over reopening rules as Government silent

By Emily Hawkins

The pub sector has called on the Government to clarify when it will reveal more details about reopening, following media speculation about what they will be permitted to do.

Government announcement: more information about the flexibility of the furlough scheme is due this week


Further furlough details expected this week

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government is set to announce further guidance on the flexible furlough scheme and how employers should calculate claims later this week (Friday 12 June).

Widely held policy: an action group believes many pubs will have business interruption cover with QIC through Eaton Gate


Appeal for pubs with QIC insurance policies

By Emily Hawkins

An action group set up to challenge Eaton Gate/QIC Europe Ltd’s denial of business interruption cover has appealed to publicans to get in touch about their policy.

Industry lifeline: Chancellor Rishi Sunak is believed to be a member of the ‘Save Summer Six’, which supports reopening pubs earlier, according to The Financial Times


Ministers bid to ‘save summer’ with 22 June pub restart

By Stuart Stone

A group of ministers said to be calling themselves the ‘Save Summer Six’ are working to reopen pubs in England a fortnight ahead of schedule in a bid to save 3.5m hospitality sector jobs, according to reports.

More information: further details about flexible furlough will be revealed by the Government on 12 June


What is flexible furlough?

By Nikkie Thatcher

The flexible furlough scheme will be available to operators in less than four weeks (1 July) – a month earlier than originally planned – and The Morning Advertiser takes a look at what this means for employers.

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