Legal

Nightclubs reopening: the Chancellor has been urged to introduce further support for struggling nightclub businesses

'Clubs need support to survive until summer'

By Emily Hawkins

The late-night sector has urged the Chancellor for additional financial support to ensure nightclubs are still in business by the time they are allowed to reopen.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 15

Thanks a lot Boris!

By Ed Bedington

With the roadmap to reopening the podcast team give their thoughts to the news, (spoiler,the reaction is not that great) and look at how pubs should be approaching the reopening challenge. They also tackle the tricky subject of insurance with special...

Operator view: reopening with heavy restrictions means risking that 'customers will not enjoy the experience and will be lost to the industry for the long-term,' according to John Ellis

opinion

'Opening up too early risks ruining pub experience'

By John Ellis, Crown Inn, Oakengates and Elephant & Castle, Dawley

I'm very concerned about the headlines this weekend that big property companies such as JD Wetherspoon and Young's are pushing the conversation towards opening up the industry before that would be viable.

Revenue down: London-based bar group Darwin & Wallace has reported huge losses amid the coronavirus pandemic

Darwin & Wallace revenues down £2m

By Georgia Cronin, MCA

London-based bar group Darwin & Wallace lost almost a quarter of its usual revenue as a result of the first lockdown, contributing to a £2m dip in its year-on-year sales.

Furloughed employees should be encouraged to undertake training

LICENSING HUB – LEGAL WITH POPPLESTON ALLEN

Preparing for re-opening – staff refresher training

By Poppleston Allen

Re-opening may be some time off, however, now is the perfect time to think about preparing some refresher training for all your staff to undertake on their return behind the bar to get ahead of the game and reduce any threat of enforcement.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 13

Lockdown, loneliness and livelihoods

By Ed Bedington

Ongoing restrictions, supply shenanigans and whether to invest or not - the team take a topical look at the latest issues for the pub trade in this week's episode of the Lock In podcast and we discuss misguided campaigners and the importance of pubs...

Do pubs, bars and restaurants have a role to play in helping to re-invigorate the high street and to take advantage of units that are closed?

Licensing Hub – Legal with Poppleston Allen

Legal Q&A: post-lockdown licensing and opportunities for pubs

By James Anderson, Poppleston Allen

James Anderson from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen discusses what role pubs could play on post-lockdown high streets and where opportunities exist for operators once restrictions are lifted.

Our 2020 numbers show an overall reduction of 381 in regulated tied pub estates to 8,745 compared with the previous year

Opinion

How do pubs code rights apply when a pub is sold?

By Fiona Dickie, pubs code adjudicator

The pandemic is having an effect on many lives and businesses across the whole pub trade – one outcome of this could be pub acquisitions by investors with long-term confidence in the recovery of the sector.

Research required: the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a list of policies where the relevant insurers has found in their review the test case may affect the outcome on claims generally.

Explained: how to claim business interruption insurance

By Nikkie Thatcher

While the Supreme Court ruled most business interruption insurance policyholders will have cover for losses due to coronavirus restrictions, which was hailed as a “massive boost”, it doesn’t necessarily mean everyone who had this insurance can be compensated.

'Welcome move': 'It is refreshing to see those authorities who have gone on the front foot and recognised and acknowledged the impact of Covid within their policy reviews'

LICENSING HUB – LEGAL WITH POPPLESTON ALLEN

The future of Cumulative Impact Policies in a post-pandemic world

By Clare Eames, Poppleston Allen

During 2020 a number of licensing authorities found themselves facing their five-yearly statutory duty to review their licensing policy, and consequently any associated Cumulative Impact Policy (CIP).

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 10

Legal issues, support challenges and more in the Lock In podcast

By Ed Bedington

Legal challenges and opportunities come under the microscope in the latest episode of the Lock In podcast as the team are joined by licensing specialist Andy Grimsey from Poppleston Allen. We also tackle some of latest challenges facing the sector, debate...