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Sick pay can be reclaimed: the current rate of statutory sick pay is £95.85 a week

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Pubs can claim sick pay for employees back

By Nikkie Thatcher

Operators with fewer than 250 employees can recover statutory sick pay (SSP) payments made to employees via a new online service.

Money matters: the Government has made financing available to pubs during Covid-19

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Are you claiming for everything you need?

By Gary Lloyd

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the world into a health and economic downward spiral but the UK Government has, and continues, to offer lifelines to the hospitality sector. Here is what’s available to pubs.

Business concern: freehouse owner Karen James is worried about her future and the effect of social distancing on reopening

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‘Freehouses are suffering too’

By Nikkie Thatcher

A freehouse licensee has told The Morning Advertiser of the struggles she is facing while trying to pay the mortgage on her pub amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Stark findings: almost four in 10 pubs could not cope with losing more than 10% of sales after reopening

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10% sales drop is all most reopened pubs can handle

By Nicholas Robinson

The majority of pubs will be able to handle a maximum of just a 10% drop in sales to remain profitable and continue trading long-term, data from an exclusive snapshot poll of industry leaders has revealed.

Home for heroes: pub operators reveal why they have offered their rooms to front-line NHS staff for free

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Pubs encouraged to lend rooms to desperate NHS workers

By Emily Hawkins

Publicans have said turning their spare rooms into accommodation for NHS workers is an easy way for them to give back to their community and encouraged others to do the same.

Company goals: looking after its people is a key priority for North

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‘People and cash flow will get us through’

By Nikkie Thatcher

A focus on the team and cash flow is how North Bar/North Brewing Co is weathering the storm of Covid-19, co-founder Christian Townsley told The Morning Advertiser.

Assurance you can trust: Red Tractor CEO Jim Moseley says this is ‘an easy way to build in due diligence to your organisation’

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Standard bearers of excellence: Red Tractor

By Ed Bedington

The presence of the Red Tractor logo is a mark of quality and of safety – in fact, many people will trade up if they see the hallmark. And, in these times, offering security means a lot to your potential customers.

Keeping safe: advice on how to keep businesses clean and hygienic has been issued

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Hygiene advice for pubs to avoid Covid-19

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government and hygiene experts have released advice on how operators can stay safe and clean to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

Closures slowing: the rate of pubs shutting is the lowest for almost two years

994 pubs closed in past 12 months

By Nikkie Thatcher

The total number of pubs in the UK has dropped by 2% (994 venues) from December 2018 to December 2019, according to new research.

Stricter regime: Home Secretary Priti Patel announced the new points-based system last week (19 February)

Petition for Home Secretary to redefine ‘unskilled’

By Nikkie Thatcher

A London restaurant has started a petition calling on Home Secretary Priti Patel to revoke her categorisation of the term ‘unskilled’ when it comes to workers from outside the UK, and oppose the changes to visa requirements for EU workers.

Know the score: the new £20 note is being released on 20 February

9 things to know about the new £20 note

By Nikkie Thatcher

The new polymer £20 note is due is being released into circulation today (20 February) and it has various security features that can help operators confirm the money is genuine.