27 November 2020

MPs oppose ‘further hardship for our hospitality industry’

The Government’s Covid Winter Plan will be put to a vote next week but a number of MPs may rebel against the plan after their constituencies […]
26 November 2020

Tier drop: what impact could the new Covid-19 alert system have on pubs?

The latest flood of Government enforced tiers follows the second six-month peak in daily deaths in successive days alongside a further 18,213 Covid cases, after the […]
26 November 2020

More than 36,000 pubs to be placed in highest two tiers

How many pubs will be in tiers two and three? This works out to 98% of all pubs in England (37,616 as of September), data from […]
26 November 2020

Covid measures hit Fuller’s for £22m in six months

Having registered a pre-tax profit £17.9m during the equivalent 2019 spell, and £19.4m at the end of its last financial year in March, the operator of […]
26 November 2020

‘Strong and stable’ Hawthorn to invest £7.5m in pub estate during 2021

The NewRiver-owned operator of more than 700 community pubs revealed that plans are afoot to pump £7.5m in capital expenditure into its pub estate over the […]
26 November 2020

14 ways in which Covid-19 is changing the UK pub market

As reported by The Morning Advertiser (MA)​, Lumina Intelligence’s UK Pub Market Report 2020 found that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has wiped 61% (£14bn) off the sector’s value.​ […]
26 November 2020

M&B posts pre-tax loss as 1,300 workers made redundant

The operator of more than 1,700 pubs under brands including Harvester, Toby Carvery, O’Neills and All Bar One reported a 34.1% drop in revenue – which […]
26 November 2020

Over 50 trade bosses pen letter to PM labelling pubs ‘scapegoats’

Which firms have signed the letter? British Beer & Pub Association Admiral Taverns Adnams Arkell’s Brewery Asahi UK Black Sheep Brewery Brakspear Pub Company Brewhouse & […]
26 November 2020

What is a substantial meal?

Under the new tier system, set to be outlined later today (Thursday 26 November), pubs in tier two must close unless they are offering a “substantial […]
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