19 10, 2020

Pub or Restaurant – Is your meal substantial enough?

By |2020-10-19T17:12:52+01:00October 19th, 2020|

The new ‘three-tier traffic light’ system Following the Government’s recent introduction of the new tier restrictions (medium, high and very high), a number of new coronavirus local lockdowns have sprung up across the UK. Pub or restaurant? As part of the new tier 3 rules, restaurants can remain open but pubs must shut. Pubs that [...]

6 10, 2020

Wrongful trading provisions no longer suspended

By |2020-10-12T09:46:25+01:00October 6th, 2020|

Coronavirus Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 - provisions extended On 29 September 2020 the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations 2020 (“The Regulations”) came into force across the UK, extending many of the temporary provisions put in place by The Corporate Insolvency & Governance Act 2020. Whilst some [...]

21 09, 2020

Forfeiture/CRAR restrictions extended until end of 2020

By |2020-09-21T10:42:44+01:00September 21st, 2020|

Restrictions Extended Moratorium on forfeiture Last week the Government announced that it has extended the ban on forfeiture for the non-payment of rent until 31 December 2020. This ban, which was due to end on 30 September 2020, applies to commercial leases in England and Wales. As before, it remains possible for a landlord to [...]

16 09, 2020

Covid-19 insurance claims – High Court decision means a significant number will now be paid

By |2020-09-16T14:14:52+01:00September 16th, 2020|

Original media coverage suggested that business interruption insurance would not provide cover for losses in relation to Covid-19.  In our previous article here we cast doubt on this message and urged operators to check their policies carefully. FCA bring test case in High Court A decision of the High Court yesterday was a victory for [...]

3 08, 2020

Eat Out to Help Out scheme starts today!

By |2020-08-03T16:16:57+01:00August 3rd, 2020|

The Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme starts today and runs throughout August.  This is a welcome boost for the hospitality sector so badly hit by the lockdown. There remains a very real concern that customer confidence is still low and that diners are not planning to venture out to eat for some time [...]

23 07, 2020

Pavement and off-sales licences – new provisions come into force

By |2020-07-23T16:01:02+01:00July 23rd, 2020|

The Business and Planning Act The Business and Planning Act 2020 has now received Royal Assent and is in force. The Act remains is aimed at helping businesses to adapt in these challenging times and take advantage of operational opportunities. We set out the provisions of the proposed new legislation in our previous article here  [...]

14 07, 2020

Safe re-opening of hotels – Guidance published

By |2020-07-14T12:25:40+01:00July 14th, 2020|

Re-opening of accommodation In a piece of good news for hotels, pubs and inns the Government announced that accommodation providers could open again from 4 July. Accommodation covered also includes B&Bs, caravan parks, yurts and chalets. Government guidance The Guidance covers each type of accommodation in detail (hotels, hostels, B&Bs, self-catering etc) and covers shared [...]