Property law

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.

Call out: thousands of CAMRA members are asking pubco bosses to cancel tenants’ rents


Pubgoers call for pubco bosses to cancel rents

By Nikkie Thatcher

Beer drinkers and pubgoers across the nation are sending emails in their thousands to pub company bosses, asking them to cancel rents to save local pubs from permanent closure.

Jobs on the line: landlords must use this time to renegotiate with their commercial tenants, a trade body has urged


Landlords must not ‘sign death sentence’ of pubs

By Emily Hawkins

One of the sector’s largest trade bodies has written to the Government in a bid to to protect pubs from being punished by landlords for failing to make rent payments.

Rates relief: the Government announced a business rates holiday for all pubs last month (17 March)


Business rates holiday not state aid

By Nikkie Thatcher

The business rates holiday announced by the Chancellor on 17 March will not be subject to a cap, meaning it is not state aid.

James Cuthbertson on coronavirus pub closures


Video: Pub boss reacts to closure news

By Ed Bedington

The announcement by the Prime Minister that all pubs, restaurants and cafes must close has left many in the industry reeling, despite growing expectation of the announcement.
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