Surreal scenario: online meetings can be difficult and time consuming


Top tips: thoughts on Covid-19

By Poppleston Allen

It is difficult to even think of ‘tips’ let alone ‘top’ ones in a world that is now completely tip-less.

Grant scheme: self-employed publicans can receive up to 80% of their average monthly trading profits in a single instalment covering a three-month period


How to get ready to claim self-employed income support

By Nikkie Thatcher

Self-employed publicans can claim the income support grant from the Government this week (online service available from Wednesday 13 May) and we take a look at exactly how to receive the funds.

Televised address: the Prime Minister has revealed plans for a phased reopening of businesses


PM’s announcement ‘leaves sector in limbo’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Boris Johnson’s announcement about a phased reopening of businesses yesterday (Sunday 10 May) means the pub sector remains in limbo, one trade association has said.

Longer period: Hall & Woodhouse head of business partnerships Chris Chapman said its tenants would be given financial support


Hall & Woodhouse extends rent cancellation

By Nikkie Thatcher

Dorset brewer and pub operator Hall & Woodhouse will extend its cancellation period of all rent and service charges as well as suspending loan repayments until Saturday 27 June for its tenants.

Support: most pubs would need furlough to be extended


68% of pubs need furlough beyond June to survive

By Nicholas Robinson

More than two thirds of pub bosses asked in a snapshot poll of hospitality industry leaders have said furlough will need to be in place for longer to ensure the sector’s survival.

Strong support: the Horse & Jockey in Melling has been delivering hot meals and prescriptions to the vulnerable


Pub volunteer taskforce ‘not going anywhere’

By Emily Hawkins

An operator who was the architect behind his village’s volunteer scheme to help the vulnerable has said he hopes the pub’s presence will secure its future.

End of weekend announcement: Boris Johnson is set to make a statement to the nation on Sunday 10 May


PM to review lockdown restrictions

By Nikkie Thatcher

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to review the restrictions on lockdown with cabinet members before issuing a statement this weekend (Sunday 10 May).

Stark findings: almost four in 10 pubs could not cope with losing more than 10% of sales after reopening


10% sales drop is all most reopened pubs can handle

By Nicholas Robinson

The majority of pubs will be able to handle a maximum of just a 10% drop in sales to remain profitable and continue trading long-term, data from an exclusive snapshot poll of industry leaders has revealed.

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