Business concern: freehouse owner Karen James is worried about her future and the effect of social distancing on reopening


‘Freehouses are suffering too’

By Nikkie Thatcher

A freehouse licensee has told The Morning Advertiser of the struggles she is facing while trying to pay the mortgage on her pub amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Tweet news: Rishi Sunak extends furlough for four months


Furlough to be extended until end of October

By Nicholas Robinson

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), commonly known as furlough, will be extended by four months to the end of October, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak outlined in a series of tweets today (12 May).

Surreal scenario: online meetings can be difficult and time consuming


Top tips: thoughts on Covid-19

By Poppleston Allen

It is difficult to even think of ‘tips’ let alone ‘top’ ones in a world that is now completely tip-less.

Grant scheme: self-employed publicans can receive up to 80% of their average monthly trading profits in a single instalment covering a three-month period


How to get ready to claim self-employed income support

By Nikkie Thatcher

Self-employed publicans can claim the income support grant from the Government this week (online service available from Wednesday 13 May) and we take a look at exactly how to receive the funds.

Televised address: the Prime Minister has revealed plans for a phased reopening of businesses


PM’s announcement ‘leaves sector in limbo’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Boris Johnson’s announcement about a phased reopening of businesses yesterday (Sunday 10 May) means the pub sector remains in limbo, one trade association has said.

End of weekend announcement: Boris Johnson is set to make a statement to the nation on Sunday 10 May


PM to review lockdown restrictions

By Nikkie Thatcher

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to review the restrictions on lockdown with cabinet members before issuing a statement this weekend (Sunday 10 May).

Raise the bar: MPs have put their support behind a campaign to help out more pubs with grants


​Tory MPs back Raise the Bar campaign

By Finn Scott-Delany

A group of 86 Conservative MPs have written to the Chancellor calling for hospitality businesses with a rateable value above £51,000 to be included in a grant scheme.

State aid: the Government is looking to wind down the furlough scheme


Sunak: no cliff-edge to furlough scheme

By Nikkie Thatcher

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has issued reassurances that there wouldn’t be a “cliff-edge” to the furlough scheme as he starts planning to wind the initiative down.

Waiting game: some pubs still haven’t received the loans and grants to help them weather the coronavirus crisis


Three quarters of pubs waiting on loan decisions

By Nikkie Thatcher

Some 75% of pubs and breweries are still waiting for banks to decide on if they will receive the Government-backed loan they have applied for, new research has found.

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