23 December 2020

More English pubs hit by Boxing Day closures

Matt Hancock said it was “absolutely vital that we act” to curb rates after a particularly infectious strain of coronavirus was discovered prevalent across London and the […]
23 December 2020

39 million fewer pints to be sold in pubs this Christmas

How many pints will be served in pubs over Christmas 2020? From Christmas Eve to Boxing Day, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has predicted […]
23 December 2020

Government committee considers tougher tiers for more areas

Communities secretary, Robert Jenrick, confirmed the Government’s Covid-O operations committee would meet this morning (Wednesday 23 December), to discuss placing more areas of England under the toughest […]
23 December 2020

Al Murray becomes Campaign for Pubs ambassador

The nationwide organisation, which represents pubs, publicans and pub-goers, is calling on UK pub-lovers to sign its #SupportPubsNOW petition urging Government for vital support to help […]
23 December 2020

GBPA-winner swaps pints for the pulpit

I don’t think any of us, this time last year, could have predicted how 2020 would play out.   Certainly, we never could have foreseen the closing […]
23 December 2020

Biggest pub job and company news in 2020

Nearly 500 applicants for two pub jobs In July, The MA​ revealed that a south London pub operator had been inundated with 484 applications​ for two £9-an-hour bar jobs – […]
23 December 2020

Marston’s takes on SA Brain’s 156-strong pub stable

As previously reported by The Morning Advertiser (MA)​, the Welsh brewer and pub operator had been put up for sale​ earlier this month after recruiting advisers to navigate a […]
22 December 2020

Hospitality sector on course to lose more than £53bn in sales during ‘disaster’ 2020

Produced in tandem with sector trade body UKHospitality, CGA’s Survival to Revival report, the eighth edition of its Future Shock series, revealed a £53.3bn year-on-year drop […]
22 December 2020

Scottish rescue package ‘marred by payback measures’

The funding announcement follows the First Minister setting out a three week closure of pubs and bars across mainland Scotland from Boxing Day. The Scottish Government […]
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