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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...

What’s in the news 6 November?

Grave concerns about Government strategy

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser’s Ed Bedington spoke to Top 50 Gastropub operator, Brendan Padfield of the Unruly Pig, in Bromeswell, Suffolk, to get his views on the big stories of the past week.

Are pubs serving takeaways eligible for business grants in second lockdown?

Pubs operating takeaways are eligible for grants

By Nikkie Thatcher

Hospitality businesses serving takeaways are able to claim the business grants as their main mode of business has been banned, The Morning Advertiser (MA) has learnt.

When will the second lockdown end?

PM assures ‘lockdown will end on 2 December’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reiterated the current national lockdown restrictions will expire on 2 December and the tiered system will come into force thereafter.

What restrictions are pubs and bars across Europe operating under?

Where in the world can you go for a pint?

By Stuart Stone

With England moving into its second national lockdown, The Morning Advertiser scoured regulations governing hospitality operators across the rest of Europe to see where in the world beers are still being served.

How much rent are pub companies charging in lockdown?

Pub companies announce lockdown rent plans

By Emily Hawkins

Pub companies including Greene King and Stonegate Pub Company have confirmed rent reductions for tenants to 10% for the second lockdown period.

How are pubs preparing to deal with the second lockdown?

Lockdown revisited

By Ed Bedington

With a second lockdown looming, The Morning Advertiser revisited some of the operators we spoke to during the enforced spring and early summer closure, along with a Great British Pub Award winner, to gauge their response to the news and what preparations...

How will grants, self-employed help and new job scheme impact pubs?

Sunak’s support ‘welcome but still a long way to go’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s latest financial aid announcement including cash grants, extended support for the self-employed and changes to the Job Support Scheme has been met with trepidation from trade bodies.

What is Admiral Taverns doing to help pubs?

'Pubs are not the problem, we’re part of the solution'

By Ed Bedington

“I’m baffled” by the restrictions imposed on the sector and government support is “insufficient”, Chris Jowsey tells The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington in an exclusive video interview on how Admiral Taverns is working to support its tenants in...

When do Glasgow pubs open?

Scottish pubs in 'stranglehold'

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs in the central belt of Scotland have been dealt another blow, with their closure period extended by a further week.