17 February 2021

Latest reports scapegoating pubs ‘arbitrary and unscientific’

As we move nearer to the possibility of reopening, the debate about what restrictions hospitality venues would be placed under is already beginning.
16 February 2021

Business rates relief extended for Scottish pubs

Full relief on business rates for the hospitality sector will be extended for another year in Scotland, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes announced today.
16 February 2021

Are we all going on a summer holiday?

The ever-changing announcements on holidays is the theme of the latest edition of the podcast, tackling the question of are staycations an option for customers and […]
16 February 2021

Furlough contributions ‘killing’ operators

Operators have said paying National Insurance and pension contributions for furloughed staff has been a huge financial burden while closed.
16 February 2021

Study on pub virus transmission slammed as ‘out-of-date witch hunt’

University research claiming Scottish pubs were lax with coronavirus measures this summer has been rebuked by pub trade bodies, who claim the studyâs sample size is […]
16 February 2021

60% of pubs would remain closed if outdoor trading rule enforced

Some 29,000 pubs will have to stay shut if the Government rules outdoor service only is permitted in April.
16 February 2021

Government ‘finally’ acknowledges nightclubs with rapid testing suggestion

Prime Minister Boris Johnson âfinallyâ mentioned nightclubs during a press briefing, suggesting the use of lateral flow testing could be used when the venues can reopen.
15 February 2021

Greene King ‘racist connotation’ pubs renamed

More than 7,000 pubgoers have voted for new names at four Greene King pubs which had âracist connotationsâ.
15 February 2021

Pubco bosses call on Chancellor to aid ‘sustainable recovery’

More than 160 CEOs from across the hospitality sector have signed a letter to the Chancellor pleading for further support from the upcoming Budget.
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