5 January 2021

Latest grants ‘sticking plaster’ for pub sector

The latest funding announced for pubs of grants up to Â9,000, dependent on rateable value, have been welcomed by the trade alongside calls for further support.
5 January 2021

Grants of up to £9k available for pubs during lockdown 3.0

One-off grants for pubs of up to Â9,000 per venue have been announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak.
5 January 2021

Commons speaker pledges more low and no drinks in Parliament’s post-Covid bars

Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP has backed efforts to increase the number of low and no alcohol drinks in the House of Commons bars once the […]
4 January 2021

Prime Minister announces fresh national lockdown

A lockdown similar to the one imposed at the start of the pandemic in March will be imposed, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.
4 January 2021

One more kick in the teeth from Government

âWhat else can they do to us?â said one operator to me ahead of last nightâs Government announcement.
4 January 2021

New Year, but are there new opportunities?

Well, to be honest, the pause part isn’t a problem, as the entire hospitality sector (bar a few pubs in the Scilly Isles) are shut down […]
4 January 2021

Supplier Superstars Awards to toast unsung hospitality and foodservice heroes

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic hit the hospitality sector and its stakeholders first and hard. Yet, despite this, companies rose to the occasion and provided support when […]
4 January 2021

Pub sector celebrated in New Year Honours list

Alongside film and television stars such as Sheila Hancock, sports people including Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton and musicians such as Craig David, a number of […]
4 January 2021

Pub sector needs ‘immediate assurances’

Health secretary Matt Hancock has suggested tier three areas will face the toughest band of coronavirus measures, meaning the closure of non-essential retail. Prime Minister Boris […]
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