10 December 2020

Marston’s records £397m pre-tax loss

The statutory loss reflects a non-cash impairment charge of £305.7m for goodwill and property, plant and equipment, triggered by the ongoing pandemic, according to its results […]
10 December 2020

BT Sport and Amazon renew Amazon Premier League Pass partnership

The Amazon Premier League Pass – which was first introduced during the 2019/20 campaign to ensure that fixtures exclusively available via Amazon Prime Video were accessible […]
10 December 2020

More than half-a-million jobs lost, new late-night APPG, Christmas Support Payment update

Government provides Christmas support update for wet-led pubs New guidance for local authorities on paying the Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs has been published, according […]
9 December 2020

‘No hard evidence on curfew’ admits Gov adviser Vallance

Vallance and chief medical officer Chris Whitty were asked if there was something that could be done in the structure in scientific advice that could be […]
9 December 2020

Just 42% of Scotland’s pubs and bars able to open

The Scottish Beer & Pub Association (SBPA) said trading restrictions under the level system made it unviable for many businesses to operate, after the levels for […]
9 December 2020

Re-watch Tom Kerridge and panel tackle pub issues

Teaming up with the MA’s editor Ed Bedington, and the British Beer & Pub Association’s ceo Emma McClarkin, Kerridge used the live broadcast on Instagram to […]
9 December 2020

Estimated 2,500 pubs lost in 2020

The lockdowns and restrictions have meant pubs have closed for long periods of time and then had to operate with strict measures in place when reopening. […]
9 December 2020

Rent moratoria extension ‘welcome respite’ for businesses

Communities secretary Robert Jenrick announced an extension to the lease forfeiture and debt enforcement moratoria, giving businesses three months to negotiate unpaid rent with their landlord. […]
9 December 2020

Tier 2 pubs ‘taking all reasonable steps to abide by one household indoor rule’

For pubs in tier two, the rules are they can only open if operating as a restaurant and serve alcohol with a “substantial meal”. The ‘rule […]
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