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Grants plea: trade adviser Phil Dixon believes all pubs should be treated on an individual basis


Pubs with rateable value above £51k are being penalised

By Phil Dixon, trade adviser

When you have advised and represented publicans for four decades, you think you have experienced difficult times: recessions, floods, foot and mouth, Chernobyl fallout, draymen’s strikes... but a worldwide pandemic that closes all UK pubs is, sadly, just...

Knowledge is king: Piers Baker says it’s wrong to squeeze suppliers because it won’t work in the long run


A few things I’ve learned about the on-trade

By Piers Baker

Piers Baker, of the Sun Inn, Dedham, on the Essex-Suffolk border, explains experience in the pub game is the key to understanding the way business really works.

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


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...

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


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.

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


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


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.

Staff support: Jonathan Neame has said his staff have shown ‘great spirit’ and they will resume their roles in the future


Shepherd Neame puts 85% of workforce on stand-by

By Emily Hawkins

Brewer and pub operator Shepherd Neame has announced its plans for staff payment, which includes asking 85% of its employees to not work and a temporary salary reduction for higher paid staff who are still working.

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