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27 May 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Prime Minister sets out timeline for retail to reopen in June

The Prime Minister has set out:Outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to reopen from 1st June, as soon as they are able to meet the COVID-19 secure guidelines to protect shoppers and workers. As with garden centres, the risk of transmi...

27 May 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - £50 million boost to support the recovery of our high streets

The Ministry of House, Communities & Local Government has announced a new £50 million fund for councils across England to prepare for the safe reopening of high streets and other retail spaces. The money comes from the European Regional ...

23 May 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Increase to local authority discretionary fund

In a joint ministerial letter, the Rt Hon Alok Sharma (Minister for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy), announced that the Government is providing local authorities with additional funding to target small businesses with high fixed proper...

22 May 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Scotland publish Road Map

As we previously reported, First Minister. Nicola Sturgeon has today confirmed Scotland would begin to lift restrictions from 28th May and published a ‘road map’ of the route out of the crisis. The first phase will include allowing pe...

20 May 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - #FAIR4HOSPITALITY

UKHospitality has launched a campaign #FAIR4HOSPITALITY.The campaign is seeking for hospitality businesses to be reopened and makes the following points:"AT THE RIGHT TIMEHospitality will be ready to return to work on the return dates set ...

20 May 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Housing Minister considering #UKGrandOutDoorCafe

It has been reported that the Housing Minister, Rt Hon Christopher Pincher, is considering the calls by the #UKGrandOutDoorCafe campaign, to allow local authorities to permit hospitality operators to use open spaces and squares around their venues...