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Discount denied: 'It leaves us with no breathing space. Essentially the discount is totally irrelevant to us,' Phil Urban, CEO of M&B, said (Image: selensergen/Getty Images)

‘Business rates cap will harm pub revival’

By Stuart Stone

The Government must re-consider its proposed £2m business rates relief cap or face the continued “systemic closure” of pubs, according to Colliers International’s head of business rates.

Lockdown support: Star Pubs and Bars has called on the Scottish Government to increase financial help for pubs or review trading rules

Star to continue rent reductions in Scotland

By Emily Hawkins

Star Pubs & Bars has said it will continue its rent reductions for its sites in Scotland, as the sector braces for the first week of trade after lockdown.