Business concern: freehouse owner Karen James is worried about her future and the effect of social distancing on reopening


‘Freehouses are suffering too’

By Nikkie Thatcher

A freehouse licensee has told The Morning Advertiser of the struggles she is facing while trying to pay the mortgage on her pub amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Breathing room: what difference could adopting WHO’s one-metre social distancing guidance make to the UK’s pubs after lockdown ends?


Scaled down social distancing ‘might just save’ pubs

By Stuart Stone

While Brits were doing their best to enjoy a VE Day bank holiday weekend in lockdown, Denmark cut social distancing from two metres to one metre in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidance. Could a similar step help UK pubs when the time comes...

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Pub boss calls for more support

By Ed Bedington

Further grant support from the Government will be needed if pubs are to open under any kind of restrictions, according to one of the UK’s leading pub company bosses.

Beer to help: further support is needed to prevent hospitality businesses and jobs being lost, according to Carlsberg


Carlsberg UK launches Covid-19 pub support hub

By Stuart Stone

Carlsberg UK has launched a new digital platform that enables pub regulars to buy from and donate to their local during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Tweet news: Rishi Sunak extends furlough for four months


Furlough to be extended until end of October

By Nicholas Robinson

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), commonly known as furlough, will be extended by four months to the end of October, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak outlined in a series of tweets today (12 May).

We can do this: 'tell us how we can help, where you’re having problems and what can be done to resolve them,' MA managing editor Nicholas Robinson says


'There’s no option other than fight'

By Nicholas Robinson

‘Frustrated’ doesn’t seem to cut the mustard right now, nor does difficult, trying, testing, tough or troubling.

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