14 January 2021

MPs back hospitality minister motion: what happens next?

A petition to appoint a dedicated minister for the hospitality sector hit Westminster boasting more than 200,000 signatures earlier this week. After a positive Parliamentary reception, […]
13 January 2021

Scottish pubs to be banned from serving takeaways indoors

Pubs in Scotland will no longer be able to serve takeaways indoors and can only operate from a hatch or doorway as of Saturday (16 January).
13 January 2021

New Year, new lockdown

With the pub industry back under full lockdown, the podcast team review the Christmas that wasn’t, discuss the current dilemmas facing the trade, and kick around […]
13 January 2021

Supreme Court business interruption insurance ruling due on 15 January

The Supreme Court has revealed its ruling on whether insurers should pay out on business interruption claims relating to Marchâs coronavirus lockdown will be handed down […]
13 January 2021

New dates for UK Food & Drink Shows announced

The UK Food & Drinks Shows have announced new dates for 2021, now taking place at NEC Birmingham between 5 and 7 July.
13 January 2021

JDW takes down ‘slap in the face’ anti-lockdown posters

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has removed posters from some of its pubs’ windows following backlash against its ‘lockdown-sceptic’ comments.
13 January 2021

PCA pens letter to tied tenants and ‘stops the clock’ on pubs code deadlines

Pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Fiona Dickie has approved a new declaration to âpause and preserveâ key rights during fresh lockdown restrictions and written to tied tenants […]
13 January 2021

Down the drain: pubs report thousands worth of wasted stock

Pub operators have described thousands of pounds worth of wasted stock, which has gone out of date or had to be thrown away amid England’s third […]
13 January 2021

£25k in grants for Scottish pubs, versus £9k for England’s

Scottish operators are to receive top-up Government support grants of up to Â25,000.
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