Cash flow now: pub operators have said gift cards have helped them feel more confident about reopening


‘Use big discounts to attract voucher purchases’

By Emily Hawkins

Publicans operating gift card schemes have said they are not worried that making sales now could mean they do not take more money when they are eventually able to reopen.

Outside focus: publicans have been assured that it is unlikely the Government will look to restrict smoking in pub gardens


Change to smoking regulations in pub gardens unlikely

By Emily Hawkins

There is no sense that ministers will consider changing rules to split pub gardens into smoking and non-smoking areas, according to UKHospitality’s (UKH) chief executive Kate Nicholls.

Sick pay can be reclaimed: the current rate of statutory sick pay is £95.85 a week


Pubs can claim sick pay for employees back

By Nikkie Thatcher

Operators with fewer than 250 employees can recover statutory sick pay (SSP) payments made to employees via a new online service.

Don’t give up easily: Capital Law’s Catrin Povey gives advice on insurance claims

Pubs should push harder on insurance, expert urges

By Catrin Povey

Pubs facing challenges in claiming on their business interruption insurance policies should not give up and simply accept their insurer’s initial denial, writes Catrin Povey who leads Capital Law’s insurance practice.

Key plea: a licensee has urged the Government to step in and take action on pub rents


Publicans to ‘hand in keys’ in rent protest

By Emily Hawkins

A multiple site operator is encouraging pubs across the country to ‘hand in their keys’ to their MPs this week, to highlight the pain of paying rent at this time.

Key to community: the Rose & Crown lockdown shop is a success


Lockdown shop is a hit with locals

By Ed Bedington

Pubs continue to adapt and evolve in a bid to survive the current coronavirus crisis. The Morning Advertiser visited the Rose & Crown in Cuckfield, West Sussex, to find out how new licensee James Clark has turned his once-thriving local into a real...

Hands forced: pub operators in Tynemouth doubt a takeaway service will be enough to save them without more Government support


Operators struggling after grant information error

By Emily Hawkins

A bar operator has said she is struggling to save her business after being told one of her venues is ineligible for a grant after an inaccuracy on the rates register.

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