Property law

Key plea: a licensee has urged the Government to step in and take action on pub rents


Publicans to ‘hand in keys’ in rent protest

By Emily Hawkins

A multiple site operator is encouraging pubs across the country to ‘hand in their keys’ to their MPs this week, to highlight the pain of paying rent at this time.

Hands forced: pub operators in Tynemouth doubt a takeaway service will be enough to save them without more Government support


Operators struggling after grant information error

By Emily Hawkins

A bar operator has said she is struggling to save her business after being told one of her venues is ineligible for a grant after an inaccuracy on the rates register.

Call for pause on rent payments: the National Time Out campaign is backed by UKHospitality


Government pushed harder to ‘intervene on rent’

By Nicholas Robinson

Calls for Government to intervene in and broker rent solutions between hospitality businesses and landlords have been stepped up as UKHospitality (UKH) has pressed for a National Time Out.

How can you maintain a pub's value?


Size matters in the new normal

By Ed Bedington

Space and rural location is going to be key when it comes to maintaining property values in a post-lockdown world, a leading property expert has claimed.

On hold: business rates revaluations will no longer take place next year


2021 business rates revaluation postponed

By Nikkie Thatcher

A revaluation of business rates will not happen in 2021, in a bid to reduce the uncertainty for companies impacted by coronavirus, the Government has announced.

Takeover wanted: ‘we are hopeful we can find a buyer,’ says administrators of 16 Hospitality


16 Hospitality enters administration

By Stuart Stone

Administrators are seeking a buyer for Cheshire-based multiple operator 16 Hospitality after it fell into administration amid Covid-19 trading restrictions.

State help: the Government has made the grants available for pubs with a rateable value of £51,000 and below


Councils ‘letting pubs down’ with slow payment of grants

By Nikkie Thatcher

About 10% (31) of the country’s 325 councils have paid out less than a quarter of grants to eligible businesses with Birmingham, Manchester and Brighton among the “worst culprits”, new research has found.

Stressful situation: licensees of pubs with higher rateable values are worried about the lack of grant availability


‘It’s about a level playing field’

By Emily Hawkins

Operators have said being omitted from the Government’s grant system has left them with daunting questions about how they will be able to reopen their pubs.

Lockdown: the country remains under strict measures


Operators lament 3-week lockdown extension

By Nicholas Robinson

Following the extension of the UK lockdown, preventing non-essential businesses such as pubs from reopening and limiting the public’s activities, operators have raised concerns about the immediate future of their businesses.

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