Greater Manchester

Shut us down: publicans in areas with household mixing bans have pleaded for the Government to issue more support (image: Roger Kidd, Geograph)

Pubs in second tier 'better off closed'

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs in the second tier of coronavirus measures have said they would be “better off” closed as they brace for slumped trading with a household mixing ban.

Legal action: the judicial review is led by Sacha Lord and supported by a number of businesses in the trade

Legal bid against local lockdown launched

By Nikkie Thatcher

Night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester Sacha Lord has initiated legal proceedings to challenge a reported Government lockdown of hospitality venues in the north.

Furlough boost: Bolton publicans have said they face tough decisions about the future of their businesses (image: JThomas, Geograph)

Bolton businesses should not be 'worse off'

By Emily Hawkins

Publicans and Bolton Council have called for an extension of the existing furlough scheme after a localised shutdown of hospitality was ordered in the town.

Support needed: pub businesses closed in local lockdowns should receive support with rent, debt and other costs, sector voices have said (image: JThomas, Geograph)

Industry calls for Bolton pub support package

By Emily Hawkins

A number of pub sector trade bodies have called on the Government to issue financial support for venues in Bolton following the forced closure of its hospitality businesses.