15 January 2021

Two thirds of operators predict three more months of closure, poll finds

Some 66% of operators are not expecting to reopen their doors for customers to eat and drink on-site before April, an industry survey has revealed.
15 January 2021

Supreme Court backs policyholders in ‘massive boost’ to lockdown-hit businesses

The Supreme Court has today (15 January) ruled that the âvast majorityâ of business interruption insurance policyholders will have cover for losses incurred due to national […]
14 January 2021

VAT rate reversion could risk 310k jobs

The Government has been pressed to extend the reduced VAT rate beyond the spring to protect some 310,000 jobs in the hospitality and tourism sector.
14 January 2021

MPs back hospitality minister motion: what happens next?

A petition to appoint a dedicated minister for the hospitality sector hit Westminster boasting more than 200,000 signatures earlier this week. After a positive Parliamentary reception, […]
13 January 2021

Scottish pubs to be banned from serving takeaways indoors

Pubs in Scotland will no longer be able to serve takeaways indoors and can only operate from a hatch or doorway as of Saturday (16 January).
13 January 2021

New Year, new lockdown

With the pub industry back under full lockdown, the podcast team review the Christmas that wasn’t, discuss the current dilemmas facing the trade, and kick around […]
13 January 2021

Supreme Court business interruption insurance ruling due on 15 January

The Supreme Court has revealed its ruling on whether insurers should pay out on business interruption claims relating to Marchâs coronavirus lockdown will be handed down […]
13 January 2021

PCA pens letter to tied tenants and ‘stops the clock’ on pubs code deadlines

Pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Fiona Dickie has approved a new declaration to âpause and preserveâ key rights during fresh lockdown restrictions and written to tied tenants […]
13 January 2021

£25k in grants for Scottish pubs, versus £9k for England’s

Scottish operators are to receive top-up Government support grants of up to Â25,000.
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