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In limbo: most operators are unsure whether they will open as early as 4 July

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50% of pubs in limbo over whether to reopen on 4 July

By Nicholas Robinson

A lack of Government guidance on its expectations for the pub trade once lockdown is lifted has left the sector in limbo over whether or not they will reopen on the tentative date of 4 July.

Further aid: UKH boss Kate Nicholls called for the Government to extend support into next year

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Government needs to evolve support to 2021

By Nikkie Thatcher

Support packages for the hospitality industry must continue and evolve to the end of 2020 and into the beginning of next year, one trade leader has urged.

Long wait ahead: most operators believe it will take two years to reach ‘normal’ profit levels

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‘Two years to get back to pre-coronavirus profits’

By Nicholas Robinson

Most operators, asked in a snapshot poll of hospitality leaders, have said it will take up to two years to reach pre-coronavirus lockdown profit levels, while 88% of those asked have not agreed favourable rent terms with landlords over the coming months.

No excuse: employers must not attempt to play the furlough system, a trade body executive has warned

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Warning to pub employers on furlough fraud

By Emily Hawkins

The chief executive of one of the UK’s largest trade bodies representing the pub sector has reiterated the Government’s warning that employers should not abuse the furlough system.

Money matters: the Government has made financing available to pubs during Covid-19

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Are you claiming for everything you need?

By Gary Lloyd

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the world into a health and economic downward spiral but the UK Government has, and continues, to offer lifelines to the hospitality sector. Here is what’s available to pubs.

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