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 [...]

13 07, 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – the detail

By |2020-07-21T10:50:05+01:00July 13th, 2020|

Updated: 10 July 2020 Latest Updates: This Q&A has been updated following the Chancellor’s Summer Statement on 8 July 2020. In particular a short section has been added to cover the Job Retention Bonus. The two key developments (as announced by the Chancellor on 29 May) are that from 1 July ‘flexible furlough’ will be [...]

6 07, 2020

Track and Trace – are your outlets GDPR compliant?

By |2020-07-06T16:40:44+01:00July 6th, 2020|

Last updated: 6 July 2020 Track and Trace to support re-opening The Government permitted pubs, bars and restaurants to re-open from 4 July 2020 as part of its easing of COVID-19 restrictions and unlocking of the UK economy. The Government’s NHS Track and Trace scheme is supporting this re-opening of the economy. As part of [...]

29 06, 2020

Licensing laws relaxed to boost re-opening

By |2020-06-29T10:51:19+01:00June 29th, 2020|

Business and Planning Bill 2020 The new Business and Planning Bill 2020, published on 25 June 2020, proposes significant changes designed to help licensed premises recover over the summer months any beyond. It will pass through all of the Commons stages today and we will update you on Royal Assent as soon as we can. [...]