22 December 2020

Leicestershire County Council tops up festive grants for hard hit pubs

The council’s offer of a further £1,000 to Leicestershire’s pubs – thought to be the only pledge of its kind in the country – is intended […]
22 December 2020

‘We spent more than £100k to trade for 6 hours’

The Aigburth Arms in Aigburth, Liverpool, was the third new pub opening for Blind Tiger Inns in 2020, set for its grand opening on Friday 23 ​March.  […]
22 December 2020

2020’s biggest pub property stories

Punch purchases seven-pub package from Heartstone Inns   As reported by The MA ​in January​, the operator of about 1,250 pubs across England, Scotland and Wales, completed the acquisition […]
21 December 2020

Concern over New Year’s Eve parties as rules for pubs unchanged

The Government has refused to relax restrictions on New Year’s Eve rules including allowing households to mix indoors or extending the hospitality curfew beyond midnight. Operators […]
21 December 2020

Government must commit to ‘clear exit strategy’ from restrictions

The trade body’s requests came after several areas across the south east of England were plunged into a tougher set of coronavirus measures and Christmas rules […]
21 December 2020

£2.6bn pub sales nosedive predicted during December

After analysing the first two weeks of pub trading since lockdown lifted on 2 December and comparing it to both the pre-lockdown period in October and […]
21 December 2020

Government should use temporary increase in EU State Aid limits to support hospitality

Earlier this month, the European Commission confirmed that the UK can apply a revised Covid-19 State Aid Temporary Framework, which includes an increased limit from the […]
21 December 2020

What do tier 4 rules mean for pubs?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that regions across the south would be moving into tier four over the weekend, forcing many to change their plans for […]
21 December 2020

Inn Collection Group adds 19th site to round off ‘record’ year

The Northumberland-based group completed undisclosed deals for the Angel Inn at Bowness on Windermere and an adjacent 12-room bed and breakfast property on 16 December growing […]
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