Property law

Deals and openings: the Three Horseshoes in Headingley is the latest deal in the partnership between Your Friendly Local and Greene King Pub Partners

Property round-up

Latest openings in the sector and sites for sale

By Gary Lloyd

New openings for Coppa Club, Manahatta and Bulldog Gin are among the sector’s new openings. Meanwhile, estate agent Savills’ Paul Breen looks at the future for city centre-based businesses.

Operator comment: 'We have a new Government slogan of ‘levelling up’ and this should be the on-trade's rallying cry', says Gav Young (image: Getty/stocknshares)

Opinion

'A duty cut would do nothing to help pubs'

By Gav Young, the Plough and Barleycorn, Isle of Wight

It is no coincidence the biggest voices in the ‘cut the duty’ campaign are the big brewers. With duty at around 52p per pint it is a massive proportion of the value of a pint at the brewery gate, far more so than it is of a pint on the bar in the pub....

Market movement: a round-up of the most recent property news

Property round-up

The latest pub openings and sites on the market

By Gary Lloyd

This week’s property round-up includes openings for The Inn Collection Group and Roxy Lanes while BrewDog agrees a franchise deal for six bars in Italy.

Closed for good: Altus figures revealed how many pubs have shut permanently (image: Getty/MarianVejcik)

Exclusive

89 pubs ‘vanished’ since May

By Nikkie Thatcher

Some 89 pubs have closed for good having either been demolished or converted into other types of buildings in England and Wales since May, figures have revealed.

Changing landscape: the report discovered there were 25 net closures of hospitality venues per day in the past 12 months (image: Getty/Luis Alvarez)

Remaining 12,000 venues to reopen next week

By Nikkie Thatcher

The 10% of hospitality firms that had been unable to reopen as yet are set to trade again from Monday (19 July) when restrictions are eased, research has found.

Government announcement: the business rates holiday was first announced last year, as the pandemic began to hit (image: Getty/pcess609)

Business rates holiday ending

By Nikkie Thatcher

Full business rates will return this week (from Thursday 1 July) after a 15-month exemption period amid the pandemic.

Discount denied: 'It leaves us with no breathing space. Essentially the discount is totally irrelevant to us,' Phil Urban, CEO of M&B, said (Image: selensergen/Getty Images)

‘Business rates cap will harm pub revival’

By Stuart Stone

The Government must re-consider its proposed £2m business rates relief cap or face the continued “systemic closure” of pubs, according to Colliers International’s head of business rates.

Relief effort: Under the Australian scheme, the government has made it mandatory for landlords to agree to a reduction in rent payable, of up to 100%, in proportion to the reduction in the tenant’s business during Covid-19 (Image: flyparade/Getty Images)

Calls for adoption of Australian rent relief model

By Georgi Gyton, MCA

A group of hospitality operators and property agents are calling on the Government to implement the same rent relief scheme as has been adopted in Australia, according to reports by MCA Insight.

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