Reopening unlikely: news of Government support for grassroots music venues will be welcome news for sites such as the Fiddler's Elbow in north London

Grants of up to £80k for music pubs

By Emily Hawkins

Grassroots music venues at immediate risk of permanent closure will receive £2.25m emergency funding, the Government has announced.

How is Project Pint aiming to help the pub sector?

'The Government needs to get out of the way'

By Ed Bedington

The Government needs to get out of the way and let the sector manage the process of reopening safely, according to leading hospitality investor Charlie McVeigh.

Government announcement: more information about the flexibility of the furlough scheme is due this week


Further furlough details expected this week

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government is set to announce further guidance on the flexible furlough scheme and how employers should calculate claims later this week (Friday 12 June).

Landlord’s offer: Wellington licensees have been offered three months of free rent and and two quarters at half rent but will have to take on an extra five years to their lease

Wellington Pub Company

Licensees rebuff billionaire-owned pubco's rent offer

By Nikkie Thatcher

Wellington Pub Company publicans have rebuffed the landlord’s offer of three months’ free rent and two quarters charged at 50%, following an updated statement from the pub group.

Food for thought: chefs and operators share their thoughts on creating a menu for reduced trade


How to reduce your food menu for reopening

By Emily Hawkins

As the time for reopening gets closer, you may want to set out your new food menu and that probably means making the offer smaller but stronger.