Coronavirus

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

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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

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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.

Clean up your act: how is your pub planning for reopening?

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The steps to take to reopen your pub

By Emily Hawkins

Flush the beer lines, cleanse your kit and restock the cellar – how to get your pub ready for reopening

Key plea: a licensee has urged the Government to step in and take action on pub rents

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Publicans to ‘hand in keys’ in rent protest

By Emily Hawkins

A multiple site operator is encouraging pubs across the country to ‘hand in their keys’ to their MPs this week, to highlight the pain of paying rent at this time.

Further aid: UKH boss Kate Nicholls called for the Government to extend support into next year

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Government needs to evolve support to 2021

By Nikkie Thatcher

Support packages for the hospitality industry must continue and evolve to the end of 2020 and into the beginning of next year, one trade leader has urged.

How can you maintain a pub's value?

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Size matters in the new normal

By Ed Bedington

Space and rural location is going to be key when it comes to maintaining property values in a post-lockdown world, a leading property expert has claimed.

New beginning: more outside socialising will mean a rise in noise disturbances and reduced car uses, licensing lawyers claim

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Pubs must adapt to end of spontaneous nights out

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs will face a “a new beginning entirely” when reopening after the coronavirus lockdown, which will require changes in licensing legislation and the experience pubs offer, according to a paper from the Institute of Licensing (IoL).

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.