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Family affairs: William (left) and Oliver (right) Robinson are the managing directors of the business

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Robinsons cancels rent until pubs reopen

By Nikkie Thatcher

Stockport-based operator and brewer Robinsons has outlined the measures it is taking to support its licensees amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The Morning Advertiser goes digital – and is free

By Chris Lowe

In a very short space of time, the hospitality industry and, indeed, the world has changed. Coronavirus in the UK has had an unprecedented effect and, in particular, for our readers in the hospitality sector where their pubs and bars have had to shut...

LoveHouse launch: Bed & Bars CEO Keith Knowles says the company has a responsibility to protect and support its people

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Beds & Bars to house stranded staff at UK hostels

By Stuart Stone

Operator of hostels, bars and pubs across 10 cities in seven countries – Beds & Bars – has launched LoveHouse, a scheme guaranteeing staff a roof over their head during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pubco is adapting: Chestnut founder Philip Turner wants to plough revenue from its takeaway offer into charitable causes

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Chestnut to donate takeaway revenue to the NHS

By Stuart Stone

The founder of East Anglia-based operator Chestnut, Philip Turner, has vowed to donate takeaway revenue from its 11-strong pub estate to the NHS during the Covid-19 shutdown.

Payments postponed: Ei Group is deferring rent for its publicans in April

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Ei Group defers rent for April

By Nikkie Thatcher

Ei Group has deferred the collection of rent and fees from its licensees for the whole of April – a move that will remain under constant review while the coronavirus pandemic goes on, it has said.

Joint effort: Punch Pubs & Co boss Clive Chesser said the business was committed to working with its publicans

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Punch continues to suspend rent

By Nikkie Thatcher

Punch Pubs & Co is still suspending the collection of rent, insurance, fixtures and fittings rental, and licensing fees amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Teamwork: Jonathan Neame said the business was working closely with its licensees

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Shepherd Neame waives rent

By Nikkie Thatcher

Kent-based pub group and brewer Shepherd Neame has waived rent for its licensees while pubs are closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Peachy outlook: directors will take no salary until Peach Pubs sites reopen and all staff will keep their jobs, says MD Hamish Stoddart

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Peach rules out staff cuts as directors forgo salary

By Stuart Stone

Peach Pub Company has assured staff there will be no job cuts across its 19 sites during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – with company directors surrendering their salaries until pubs reopen.

Business support: Palmers Brewery MD John Palmer has outlined the company’s plans around coronavirus

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Palmers Brewery gives retrospective rent reduction

By Nikkie Thatcher

South-west-based operator Palmers Brewery has given its licensees a retrospective rent reduction of 50% for the month of March, before Covid-19 hit the industry, along with no rent payable for April.

Help taken: St Austell chief executive Kevin Georgel welcomed the financial support package from the Government

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St Austell makes no redundancies

By Nikkie Thatcher

South-west-based St Austell Brewery has announced its plans for a temporary staffing structure including not making a single redundancy amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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