Pressure building: insurers will face a court test to examine the wordings used in their business interruption policies


‘Final sprint’ as court action readied against insurers

By Emily Hawkins

Trade bodies representing the pub sector have put their weight behind a test court case that will attempt to find legal clarity on the wording used by insurers that have denied operators pay-outs.

Conflicting calls: Simon Clarke’s reassertion of two-metre distancing flies in the face of calls from senior MPs and the trade to halve measures


Two-metre distancing to stay despite cut calls from MPs

By Stuart Stone

Housing minister Simon Clarke has revealed the Government intends to maintain two-metre social distancing despite calls from the hospitality sector and senior MPs for its reduction.

Staff rotas: is your glass staff full?


The future of staffing at your site

By Emily Hawkins

As reopening gets closer, you will have to look at the changing duties of staff members, how to split their shifts and whether you will have to change opening hours to suit needs.

No prizes for rushed reopening: ’there is no gold medal for coming out first. We will do this properly, we will do this effectively, and we will do this only once,’ Liberation Group’s Jayson Perfect says

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There’s no gold medal for reopening pubs first

By Stuart Stone

Jayson Perfect says the tide is turning when it comes to reopening locked down sites at Channel Islands-based pub group Liberation – if only there was a word to describe the action of setting them free?

Losing confidence: publicans say they are desperate for Government support as their debts increase and job losses seem unavoidable


Pubs without grants reaching ‘point of no return’

By Emily Hawkins

Operators have shared the realities of sustaining their business after being excluded from the Government’s grant scheme for hospitality businesses at the start of the coronavirus shutdown, with stories of facing the prospect of letting staff go, amassing...

Higher or lower? Most pubs will keep menu prices the same


‘Prices will be kept the same’ say 50% of pubs in poll

By Nicholas Robinson

The majority of operators asked in a weekly hospitality poll have said they plan to keep their food and drink prices the same as before lockdown, while half also said they expected trade levels to reach no more than 40% of pre-coronavirus levels in the...

Legal Q&A: solicitors from Poppleston Allen answer your questions regarding licence and permit renewal and the potential drawbacks of a CVA

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Legal Q&A: Licence and permit renewal, the pitfalls of a CVA

By Poppleston Allen

In the latest Legal Q&A from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen, we take a closer look at licence and permit renewal as well as the potential drawbacks of a company voluntary arrangement.

Work rules: the current situation could offer youngsters a chance to join the on-trade

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Giving employment to under-18s

By Poppleston Allen

Over recent years, the trade has stepped up a gear to entice school leavers into its workforce. Competition is hot but just how compatible is the current legislation in terms of being able to compete?

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