More time: Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced the extension of the furlough scheme

Furlough extended to end of April 2021

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended by a further month to the end of April 2021, the Chancellor has announced.

Government announcement: eight more regions are to be added to tier three with just three areas moving down tiers

Thousands more pubs plunged into tier 3

By Nikkie Thatcher

Many more pubs will be forced to close for Christmas, with the exception of offering takeaways, as eight more regions are moved into tier three.

Shuttered venues: Welsh pubs will have to close from 6pm on Christmas Day

Welsh pubs close again under another lockdown

By Nikkie Thatcher

New lockdown measures have been enforced in Wales, including the closure of pubs, later this month (December), First Minister Mark Drakeford announced.

Tight restrictions: all but 729 of England's pubs are now in the highest two tiers

More than 20,000 pubs now in tier 3

By Nikkie Thatcher

Some 20,465 of England’s pubs are now in tier three, alongside more than 16,000 in tier two, leaving fewer than 1,000 in the lowest tier, according to analysis from real estate adviser Altus Group.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 8

Review of the year and challenges ahead

By Ed Bedington

With 2020 drawing to a close, and the last episode of the Lock In podcast for the year, the team take a look back at a year which has had few highlights, but plenty of challenges for the sector and more on the way. We take a look forward at what 2021...

Funding rules: pubs must derive less than 50% of their sales in food to be eligible for the £1,000 grant

How can wet-led pubs claim £1,000 Christmas grant?

By Nikkie Thatcher

With wet-led pubs in tiers two and three able to claim a Christmas Support Payment of £1,000, The Morning Advertiser takes a look at eligibility requirements and how operators can access funding.

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