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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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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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

Rent relief: Admiral sent a letter of support from chief executive Chris Jowsey to its licensees

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Admiral cancels rent for licensees for 5 weeks

By Nikkie Thatcher

Admiral Taverns has cancelled rent payments for its licensees, effective from Saturday 21 March until Thursday 30 April – an end date that will stay under review.

Reducing its portfolio: SA Brain currently has more than 200 sites

SA Brain to sell 40 ‘non-core’ pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

Welsh brewer and operator SA Brain is to sell 40 pubs that are “not core to its business” and will be reorganising its support centre to create a “leaner and more agile business”.

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