3 March 2021

• BUDGET LIVE: Chancellor extends furlough and business rates relief in ‘make or break’ Budget

The Chancellor set out his Budget plans this afternoon, including his plans to extend furlough and rates relief.
2 March 2021

Furlough scheme to be extended again until end of September

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended by four months, until the end of September, it will be announced in the Budget tomorrow (Wednesday […]
2 March 2021

JDW and M&B among pubcos to claim most furlough in December

JD Wetherspoon and Mitchells & Butlers were among the pub companies to claim the most through the furlough scheme in December 2020.
2 March 2021

Hospitality sector ‘remains utmost in Chancellor’s mind’

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has said the hospitality trade âremains utmostâ in his mind, in an interview on Times Radio.
2 March 2021

Nick Mackenzie: We are burning through £7m a week

Lockdown is costing each of Greene King’s pubs on average Â4,500 per week, which equates to Â7m a week across its managed estate, CEO Nick Mackenzie […]
2 March 2021

‘No science’ to support mandatory table service

Now that we have sight of the long-awaited roadmap out of lockdown three, it is once again clear that the Government does not understand what a […]
1 March 2021

Could Uber’s Supreme Court case put the brakes on pubs, bars and restaurants?

With a sizeable portion of the hospitality revenue hailing from similar models to those picked up in The Supreme Courtâs recent Uber ruling, how might we […]
1 March 2021

MA to celebrate next generation of pub trade leaders for IWD 2021

To celebrate International Womenâs Day and raise awareness of the remarkable people we have in the sector, The MA is creating a list of 30 inspiring […]
1 March 2021

Chancellor slammed for ‘out of touch’ rent remarks

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has vastly under-estimated the rent costs faced by pubs, according to operators who say the Government has not listened to the trade.
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