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Change the narrative: 'the entire sector should be holding its head high for pulling off a reasonable and responsible restart'

Opinion

The reality of reopening

By Ed Bedington

Well the predictions of carnage and mayhem failed to materialise, despite the best efforts of some media outlets and newspapers attempts to suggest otherwise.

Coronavirus update for pubs 20 and 21 June

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Weekend news bulletin for pubs – 20 and 21 June

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington reviews the biggest news stories from the pub sector after another week in lockdown without an update from the Government on reopening guidelines.

Two-week countdown: 'with so much still unknown, all we can do is sit tight and get ready for the day we've been waiting for,' Sacha Lord says

Opinion

The final countdown

By Sacha Lord, night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester

We are now just over two weeks away from the 4 July - a date etched in our minds as when we might finally be able to reopen our doors to the public.

Redundancies possible: the trade body representing Welsh pubs said an opening date is sorely needed to protect jobs

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Frustration over lack of date clarity in Wales

By Emily Hawkins

The Welsh governments has still not yet proposed a date for when pubs will be able to open from, despite calls to give publicans more information.

Confused operators: publicans have said they need more clarity from the Government after speculation about reopening rules

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Confusion over reopening rules as Government silent

By Emily Hawkins

The pub sector has called on the Government to clarify when it will reveal more details about reopening, following media speculation about what they will be permitted to do.

Welcome relief: the extension of rent relief until the end of August will take Star's total spend on rent concessions past the £20m mark

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Star Pubs & Bars to extend rent relief throughout July and August

By Stuart Stone

Heineken’s pub arm Star Pubs & Bars has extended rent relief for leased and tenanted pub operators throughout July and August amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, taking its total rent concession spending to around £21m.

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