Pubs: Vaccine passport plan ‘unworkable and baseless’

Leading voices from the UK pub and hospitality industry have branded vaccine passport entry plans as ‘unworkable and baseless’. There have been suggestions that landlords may be required to check the vaccine status of patrons on entry, if they wish to operate without social distancing measures. Leading figures within the British hospitality industry have lambasted any such suggestions, claiming that they are not only baseless … Continue reading Pubs: Vaccine passport plan ‘unworkable and baseless’

Pubs: Govt threatened with legal action over reopening plans

High profile members of the British pub industry have stated intention to sue the government over post-lockdown reopening plans. Sacha Lord, the night time economy adviser for Greater Manchester, and Hugh Osmond, found of Punch Taverns, have written to Boris Johnson, stating their intention to legally challenge the phased reopening schedule. The main point of contention is that under current rules pubs would not be … Continue reading Pubs: Govt threatened with legal action over reopening plans

Budget: What it means for Brighton, pubs, workers, self employed

The government revealed its March budget this week, here’s what it means for Brighton pubs, venues and hospitality, the self employed, workers, and generally, what the hell happened. Overview: The world is in the bin. The Covid pandemic has changed the very fabric of our lives and taken an absolutely massive toll on people and businesses alike. On 3 March Rishi Sunak revealed the government’s … Continue reading Budget: What it means for Brighton, pubs, workers, self employed

Pubs: Over 200 business leaders call on Govt for emergency support

More than 200 business leaders from the pub and hospitality sector have called on the government for immediate emergency support. A letter, co-signed by more than 200 members of the British pub and hospitality sectors, has warned that without immediate financial assistance a wave of closures is inevitable. UKHospitality, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), and a raft … Continue reading Pubs: Over 200 business leaders call on Govt for emergency support

Lockdown roadmap: What it actually means

The UK Government has released its four step plan to getting out of Lockdown. Here is what it means to Brighton, Hove, and everywhere. A four step plan for getting the UK back to a semblance of normality has been revealed – with pubs, bars and restaurants still facing lengthy closures. There will be a minimum five week gap between each rule change to allow … Continue reading Lockdown roadmap: What it actually means

Pubs: Brighton pubs slated for July full operation

It is believed that Brighton pubs will return to something near full operation in July, per Whitehall sources. Pubs and restaurants won’t be able to fully open until at least July, according to government sources. As is becoming the strategy norm these days, the Tory party has leaked details of its post-lockdown roadmap to the press almost a week ahead of its official release. The … Continue reading Pubs: Brighton pubs slated for July full operation

Pubs: Rumours of booze-less reopenings spark worry

Rumours that Brighton pubs may be able to open in April but not serve alcohol have sparked worry and condemnation in the industry. Whispers from Westminster are hinting that pubs and restaurants will be able to open from April, as long as they don’t serve alcohol. The “reopening but only in name” has rightfully been slammed by all corners of the pub trade, with many … Continue reading Pubs: Rumours of booze-less reopenings spark worry

Pubs: No more substantial meals – How Brighton pubs could come back

The Government is to scrap the substantial meal rule in its post-lockdown roadmap coming 22 February. Brighton pubs rejoice! Substantial meals will be done away with when pubs come back according to The Times, with a full roadmap to be announced on 22 February. Details of the Government’s plan to reopen the economy are beginning to leak to the press, with The Times claiming that … Continue reading Pubs: No more substantial meals – How Brighton pubs could come back

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Pubs: Landlords back reopening later, with less restrictions

A trade survey has found that the majority of pub operators back a later reopening date for venues, if it means they can do so witout restrictions. Pub owners would rather stay shut until later in the year, if it meant reopening free of restrictions, a trade survey has found. The Hospitality Leaders Poll (Lumina) found that 76 percent of business owners would back tougher … Continue reading Pubs: Landlords back reopening later, with less restrictions

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Pubs, clubs, seeking public input into impact inquiry

Night time economy leaders, including the big names in pubs, clubs and bars are calling on the public to have their say in a Parliamentary inquiry into the sector. An All Party Parliamentary Group report into the impact of the Covid pandemic on the late night economy is seeking input from publicans, employees and consumers. Those wishing to have their voice heard can do so: … Continue reading Pubs, clubs, seeking public input into impact inquiry