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Trade experience: Dave Wall previously worked at Claridge’s, the iconic Bibendum and latterly at Le Talbooth in Dedham

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Chef reveals ‘lockdown survival’ guide

By Dave Wall, head chef of the Unruly Pig, Bromeswell, Suffolk

Dave Wall, head chef of the Unruly Pig in Bromeswell, Suffolk, has laid out seven top tips on how to keep busy amid the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

Coronavirus update for pubs easter weekend

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Easter weekend news round-up

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington reviews the biggest stories from the pub sector after another week in lockdown ahead of the Easter weekend.

Critical issue: four organisations have urged the Government to make changes to its financial support for pubs

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Swift delivery of financial support critical, pub bodies urge Government

By Emily Hawkins

Organisations representing pubs have written to the Chancellor asking for immediate changes to the financial support offered to businesses, including making grants available to pubs with high rateable values and pushing councils to deliver such grants...

Good deeds: chef Sally Abé is giving back to society

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Michelin-starred gastropub chef cooks for NHS

By Nicholas Robinson

Cooking meals for the NHS and Age UK at a charitable organisation during the coronavirus lockdown has helped Sally Abé – head chef of the Michelin-starred Harwood Arms – maintain the daily structure that most hospitality workers need. But she has also...

Coronavirus update for pubs 9 April

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Daily bulletin - Thursday 9 April

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington rounds up the latest news for pubs during coronavirus lockdown including an update on bespoke support packages from Star Pubs & Bars.

Hygiene help: following Julia Wilson’s advice will mean you are in the best possible position to restart your business

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How to keep your pub hygienic during Covid-19 shutdown

By Julia Wilson

Julia Wilson, technical director of food hygiene consultant Food Alert, outlines key steps to keep your pub compliant with health and safety regulations during the ongoing pandemic.

Grants plea: trade adviser Phil Dixon believes all pubs should be treated on an individual basis

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Pubs with rateable value above £51k are being penalised

By Phil Dixon, trade adviser

When you have advised and represented publicans for four decades, you think you have experienced difficult times: recessions, floods, foot and mouth, Chernobyl fallout, draymen’s strikes... but a worldwide pandemic that closes all UK pubs is, sadly, just...

Coronavirus update for pubs 8 April

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Daily bulletin - Wednesday 8 April

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington delivers a rundown of the latest news for pubs regarding coronavirus including news that more than 20% of pubs have been left out of the Government’s grant scheme because they have rateable values of –...

Coronavirus update for pubs 7 April

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Daily bulletin - Tuesday 7 April

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington delivers a rundown of the latest news for pubs regarding coronavirus including an update on the Government's grant scheme.

Sector support: The Drinks Trust is looking to provide financial one-off financial grants of £250 to as many as 2,000 people

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The Drinks Trust Covid-19 Relief Fund application deadline extended

By Stuart Stone

The Drinks Trust has announced that it is welcoming applications for financial support from individuals who have been affected by the spread of coronavirus until either 7pm on 14 April or 10,000 applications have been received.

Green light: pub employees can still receive training when they have been furloughed

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Pub staff can still receive training if furloughed

By Emily Hawkins

The Government has updated its guidance for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to say that pub employers can continue training their staff even if they have been furloughed.

Threat to livelihoods: pubcos urged to demonstrate leadership to the wider industry by PCA

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‘Tenants need support of pubcos to survive,’ says PCA

By Stuart Stone

Pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby and deputy Fiona Dickie have called on regulated pubcos refusing to waive rent to clarify how they plan to back tied tenants through the ongoing pandemic.

Coronavirus update for pubs 6 April

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Daily bulletin - Monday 6 April

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington delivers a rundown of the latest news for pubs regarding coronavirus including reaction to the British Beer & Pub Association's statement on the use of grants.

Family affairs: William (left) and Oliver (right) Robinson are the managing directors of the business

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Robinsons cancels rent until pubs reopen

By Nikkie Thatcher

Stockport-based operator and brewer Robinsons has outlined the measures it is taking to support its licensees amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Changes and support: while The Morning Advertiser goes digital and monthly, you have access to this content and more for free

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The Morning Advertiser goes digital – and is free

By Chris Lowe

In a very short space of time, the hospitality industry and, indeed, the world has changed. Coronavirus in the UK has had an unprecedented effect and, in particular, for our readers in the hospitality sector where their pubs and bars have had to shut...

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

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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)

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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.

Home for heroes: pub operators reveal why they have offered their rooms to front-line NHS staff for free

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Pubs encouraged to lend rooms to desperate NHS workers

By Emily Hawkins

Publicans have said turning their spare rooms into accommodation for NHS workers is an easy way for them to give back to their community and encouraged others to do the same.

Daily bulletin - Friday 3 April

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Daily bulletin - Friday 3 April

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington delivers a rundown of the latest news for pubs regarding coronavirus including pubcos setting our their stall on rent through the British Beer & Pub Association and an update from the pubs code adjudicator....

LoveHouse launch: Bed & Bars CEO Keith Knowles says the company has a responsibility to protect and support its people

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Beds & Bars to house stranded staff at UK hostels

By Stuart Stone

Operator of hostels, bars and pubs across 10 cities in seven countries – Beds & Bars – has launched LoveHouse, a scheme guaranteeing staff a roof over their head during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pubco is adapting: Chestnut founder Philip Turner wants to plough revenue from its takeaway offer into charitable causes

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Chestnut to donate takeaway revenue to the NHS

By Stuart Stone

The founder of East Anglia-based operator Chestnut, Philip Turner, has vowed to donate takeaway revenue from its 11-strong pub estate to the NHS during the Covid-19 shutdown.

Storage tips: wine bottles often suit being stored on their side while spirits should be stored upright, according to Liam Manton of Alderman’s Drinks

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How to store drinks while pubs are shut

By Stuart Stone

Experts from the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA), Guinness, Alderman’s Drinks and High Speed Training explain how pubs can best store drink stock left behind during the Covid-19 shutdown.

Payments postponed: Ei Group is deferring rent for its publicans in April

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Ei Group defers rent for April

By Nikkie Thatcher

Ei Group has deferred the collection of rent and fees from its licensees for the whole of April – a move that will remain under constant review while the coronavirus pandemic goes on, it has said.

Coronavirus update for pubs 2 April 2020

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Daily bulletin - Thursday 2 April

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington delivers a rundown of the latest news for pubs regarding coronavirus including updates on financial support and the #Unitedwestand campaign.

Joint effort: Punch Pubs & Co boss Clive Chesser said the business was committed to working with its publicans

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Punch continues to suspend rent

By Nikkie Thatcher

Punch Pubs & Co is still suspending the collection of rent, insurance, fixtures and fittings rental, and licensing fees amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Teamwork: Jonathan Neame said the business was working closely with its licensees

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Shepherd Neame waives rent

By Nikkie Thatcher

Kent-based pub group and brewer Shepherd Neame has waived rent for its licensees while pubs are closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

United: CCEP joins industry campaign

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#UnitedWeStand campaign garners more support

By Nicholas Robinson

Major supplier to the on-trade Coca-Cola European Partners is the latest to pledge its support to the United We Stand campaign, in a bid to help the sector during the challenging period of the coronavirus pandemic.

Peachy outlook: directors will take no salary until Peach Pubs sites reopen and all staff will keep their jobs, says MD Hamish Stoddart

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Peach rules out staff cuts as directors forgo salary

By Stuart Stone

Peach Pub Company has assured staff there will be no job cuts across its 19 sites during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – with company directors surrendering their salaries until pubs reopen.

Speaking out: UKH boss Kate Nicholls has her say on the Covid-19 pandemic

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Don’t lose hope, there is support

By Kate Nicholls, UKHospitality CEO

You don’t need me to remind you that we are all living, and attempting to work as best we can, through incredibly challenging times. There is barely one aspect of our economy and day-to-day lives that has not been affected by Covid-19.

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