1 March 2021

Licensed venues closing at more than one an hour

An average of 30 licensed venues a day have permanently closed since December 2019 â the highest rate on record, new figures have found.
1 March 2021

Urban Pubs & Bars sees significant lockdown losses

Urban Pubs & Bars lost out on Â2.5m in sales in the first month of the March lockdown, and incurred a significant shortfall in profit due […]
1 March 2021

Substantial meals off the table after judges flag ‘discriminatory effects’

The Government has been forced to scrap its âsubstantial meal’ rule following a legal challenge by Greater Manchester’s night-time economy advisor, Sacha Lord.
27 February 2021

Pubs to receive grants of up to £18k

Pubs will be able to access Government grants of up to Â18,000 to help them survive until restrictions are eased.
27 February 2021

Frustrations and optimism for reopening

The Morning Advertiser’s editor Ed Bedington speaks with Punch Pubs ceo Clive Chesser about the week’s biggest headlines.
26 February 2021

• LIVE: The Pub Hub – your questions answered

The Morning Advertiser and Heineken have teamed up to answer your questions around current coronavirus legislation, finances, reopening and more.
26 February 2021

‘Hospitality workers should be given priority for a vaccine’

Employees in the hospitality sector should be prioritised for a coronavirus vaccination as they cannot work from home, trade representatives have said.
26 February 2021

Rapid testing ‘may have limited benefits’ for almost half of operators, poll finds

Using lateral flow testing as a workable way of reopening parts of the trade where social distancing is not possible could have some benefits to 46% […]
26 February 2021

Slash beer duty at the Budget to revive pub sector, MPs urge

Some 68 Conservative MPs have urged the Chancellor to slash beer duty in the Budget next week, saying this would encourage punters back to the pub.
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