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Importance of VAT cut: hospitality operators have said the reduction to 5% has been very important to their business amid the coronavirus pandemic

VAT rate reversion could risk 310k jobs

By Emily Hawkins

The Government has been pressed to extend the reduced VAT rate beyond the spring to protect some 310,000 jobs in the hospitality and tourism sector.

Grant payments: some local authorities

BII pushes Government to simplify grant process

By Emily Hawkins

Members of the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) have reported varying experiences of local authorities paying out grant support, with one-in-seven still waiting for a single payment.

The Morning Advertiser most popular stories of 2020

The MA's most popular stories of 2020

By Nikkie Thatcher

In the year that saw most pubs closed for more time than they were open, we take a look at the most read stories across 2021.

What were the biggest pub job stories of 2020?

Jobs round-up

Biggest pub job and company news in 2020

By Stuart Stone

In the final jobs round-up of 2020 The Morning Advertiser (MA) reflects on 18 of the biggest people move, job, training and company updates from the past year.

What were the biggest pub property stories of 2020?

Property round-up

2020’s biggest pub property stories

By Stuart Stone

In the final pub property round-up of 2020 The Morning Advertiser (MA) looks back on 20 of the biggest deals, revamps and reopenings covered in the past 12 months.

What's in the news 27 November

MA's Review of the Week

‘Industry has a gun held to its head’

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington spoke to Sarah Weir of Albion & East to discuss the big issues from the news this week.

How is Greene King reacting to the second lockdown?

Greene King boss: 'We need to change the narrative'

By Ed Bedington

Discussing England's second national lockdown with The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington, Greene King chief executive Nick Mackenzie said he feels 'a little bit let down' by Government.

How much has lockdown two cost JD Wetherspoon?

Second lockdown ‘costs JDW £14m’

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has estimated the ‘cash burn’ of the month-long enforced closure of its pubs under national lockdown will be approximately £14m.

How much could staff training save pubs during second lockdown?

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How much could upskilling bar staff during lockdown boost pub profits?

By The Morning Advertiser

While skipping keg day and ignoring pour form can leave profits languishing in drip trays, a renewed focus on staff training while venues are closed can help publicans boost their bottom line at a time when it matters most.

Should I serve cocktails when reopening after lockdown?

Post-lockdown profits hidden in cocktails

By Nicholas Robinson

It was the rising star of the on-trade outside of specialist bars, yet cocktails in pubs understandably took a bashing during and after the first coronavirus lockdown. But forget the category at your peril, because the money generated by cocktails prior...

Property of the week

Hawthorne

£ 1,750 - Tenancy

Could you run this Warrington pub? The Hawthorne is a thriving community sports pub in Warrington, showing live sport each day, along with live music every...

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