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Hard to believe: 'Looking back, we had no idea of the challenges we would face including three national lockdowns, tiered and regional reopening strategies,' Greene King CEO Nick Mackenzie explained

Coronavirus: a year of closures

In numbers: 12 months since Boris Johnson told pubs to close

By Stuart Stone

With 20 March marking a year-to-the-day since last orders were called in pubs just days before a first national lockdown, The Morning Advertiser looks back on some of the defining data from the past 12 months.

Scotland relief: businesses 'need reassurance now, in this third lockdown, that the Government still has their back and is invested in them – as the Scottish Government has done,' chief executive of the Scottish Beer & Pub Association and the British Beer & Pub Association, Emma McClarkin, says

Business rates relief extended in Scotland

By Emily Hawkins

Business rates relief will be extended for Scottish pubs for an initial three months as Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to enable a further extension for all pubs.

Hit hard: Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to do more to help hospitality after it has suffered mass job losses amid the coronavirus pandemic (image: Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street on Flickr)

Chancellor implored to act to save pub jobs

By Emily Hawkins

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been pressed to extend vital support for hospitality, after figures reveal the sector as the hardest hit by job losses once more.

Bold package of support: 'We know from recent history that hospitality has the economic clout to be in the vanguard of economic recovery once the crisis has passed, but only if essential support is extended,' UKH's Kate Nicholls said

Analysis

What does the pub sector want from the 3 March Budget?

By Stuart Stone

With more than a month to wait until further support is announced, The Morning Advertiser (MA) asked hospitality sector stakeholders to run through their fiscal wish lists ahead of the Chancellor's next Budget.