England & Wales

24 Jun 2020

Covid 19 - Re-opening of pubs and restaurants in England - Government guidance issued

The Government have issued the follow up Guidance promised when the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced pubs and restaurants and certain other premises in England can re-open from 4th July.Here is a link to the Guidance document which is 43 ...

23 Jun 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Liverpool announce measure to boost outdoor trading spaces.

In March Liverpool City Council announced plans for pedestrianisation for Bold Street, a city centre street known for its independent eateries as part of a raft of measures for the Ropeworks area of the city.In light of the Covid-19 pandemic a j...

22 Jun 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - 2m announcement expected soon.

Both the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, and Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, have in separate interviews with the BBC stated that an announcement regarding the 2m social distance policy will be made this week.The Health Secretary said the distance coul...

22 Jun 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Halt to business evictions

The Government has announced:It will extend measures to prevent high street businesses facing eviction over summer.A new code to provide support to shops and local firms planning their future recovery with their landlord.The UK governmen...

16 Jun 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - How firm is 4th July?

On Monday the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, reiterated that a further easing of restrictions, including the potential reopening of bars, pubs and restaurants, is to take place on July 4 "at the earliest", adding that it has "got to be done in a...

16 Jun 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Cheltenham - Covid Recovery for Licensed Premises.

On Thursday (9th June) Cheltenham Borough Council announced temporary changes to their planning rules in order to aid business recovery as the pandemic lockdown begins to unwind. The Council states they will become one of the first local authoriti...