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Funding: Diageo launches helpline and funding

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Diageo pledges major support for on-trade

By Nicholas Robinson

Global drinks supplier Diageo has pledged a £1m fund to help operators during the coronavirus pandemic, as well the launch of a new information line for the independent, licensed business owners.

Campaign: The Morning Advertiser launches #UnitedWeStand with media partners

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Trade joins forces to launch #UnitedWeStand

By Nicholas Robinson

The Morning Advertiser has joined forces with trade leaders and media bodies to help the sector overcome the coronavirus pandemic that has stripped hospitality businesses of jobs and income.

James Cuthbertson on coronavirus pub closures

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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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Government advice: Boris Johnson has ordered the closure of pubs to the public after tonight (Friday 20 March)

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PM tells pubs to close

By Nikkie Thatcher

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told pubs, cafés, bars and restaurants to close tonight (20 March) while the Chancellor announced a new Government grant that will cover 80% of employees’ wages.

Coronavirus update for pubs Friday

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Daily bulletin 20 March

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington delivers a run down of the latest news for pubs around coronavirus and what the sector is expecting to hear next in terms of financial support.

Editor’s comment: we must end sniping, peacocking and grandstanding

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‘A need to work together’ during coronavirus pandemic

By Ed Bedington

For most of us, this is starting to feel like the end of the world. In such a short space of time, we’ve gone from something that seemed like an abstract problem in a far away part of the world to having the rug completely pulled out from under us.

Loans and grants explained: ABC Finance expert Gary Hemming outlines financial options for pubs

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Grants and other financial help available to pubs

By Guest author – Gary Hemming

Operators are expected to face continued financial pressure over the coming weeks – specifically during the coronavirus. In this guest post, finance expert Gary Hemming outlines some of the financial options available to publicans.

Empty seats: the sector has seen a fall in sales as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and is expected to see a further drop

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Dry-led pubs footfall drops 30% in past week

By Alice Leader

Over the past seven days, dry-led pubs saw 30% fewer customers compared to the same period in 2019, including a 53% drop in footfall in just one day (18 March).

Announcement soon: Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to reveal more about business support on Friday 20 March

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No employment support announced for pubs yet

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government is yet to reveal any employment support (Thursday 19 March), however, the Prime Minister said Chancellor Rishi Sunak will be making an announcement tomorrow (Friday 20 March).

Proactive steps: publicans across the country and taking extra measures to ensure the safety of their staff and customers

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Extra measures that can protect your staff and customers

By Alice Leader

Washing your hands, catching sneezes, disinfecting surfaces are all instructions publicans have taken on board to keep their site safe from coronavirus – but many are also going above and beyond these guidelines.

Take it away: many operators are offering takeaway food and drinks services

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How to launch a takeaway offer

By Alice Leader

Now pubs have been ordered to close, some sites have opted for a takeaway service for social distancing and self-isolating customers who still crave pub grub.

Support: what financial help is out there for pubs during coronavirus

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Finance – Comprehensive information on financial help

By Nicholas Robinson

A finance expert has compiled a series of information to consider during these tough times. In this live report, The Morning Advertiser documents the latest help out there for pubs.

Claiming compensation? ABI has confirmed that there is unlikely to be a new policy cover available for coronavirus currently

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Most pubs not covered for coronavirus

By Alice Leader

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has announced that most businesses would not have purchased cover that will protect their loss of trade from coronavirus, even if Boris Johnson forcibly closes doors.

Tragic times: the restaurant chain has had to temporarily shut its doors as a health precaution

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Hawksmoor temporarily shuts all doors

By Alice Leader

High-end restaurant chain Hawksmoor has felt obligated to make the “most difficult decision we have ever made” by temporarily closing its eateries in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Cash support: Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced measures to battle the financial impact of coronavirus

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12-month business rates holiday for all pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced all pubs will benefit from a business rates holiday for the next 12 months, regardless of their rateable value.

Social distancing: a publican is offering food deliveries for those who are staying at home

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Publican delivers meals to elderly amid coronavirus

By Alice Leader

A publican and her daughter are offering a “not-for-profit” delivery service where they will take their popular pub meals on the road to “those in need” during the coronavirus outbreak.

Call to action: operators need clarity from pubcos and Government

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Trade demands coronavirus answers from pubcos and Government

By Nicholas Robinson

Operators are crying out for answers from pubcos and Government following Prime Minster Boris Johnson’s advice to the public yesterday telling them to stay clear of pubs, which has left the sector in financial limbo.

Limbo: what does Boris Johnson’s coronavirus advice mean for pubs?

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Pubs must be protected now to be there after coronavirus pandemic

By Nicholas Robinson

The Government’s latest advice to the public, advising them to “avoid pubs”, will be “catastrophic” for businesses and jobs, UKHospitality CEO Kate Nicholls has warned as she once again urged the country’s leaders to step in and save the sector.

Virus impact: venues across the nation have seen footfall drop

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UKH demands more Government help

By Nikkie Thatcher

Trade body UKHospitality (UKH) has called on the Government to increase its support for the sector as the impact of coronavirus continues to spread.

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