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Guidance aplenty for 4 July 2020 pub, bar and restaurant re-openings

Ahead of pubs, bars and restaurants in England being permitted to re-open for business at 6am tomorrow (4 July 2020) as permitted by The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020, trade bodies UKHospitality and the BBPA (together with the British Institute of Innkeeping) have produced a helpful document entitled “FAQs on COVID-19 […]

PPL PRS suspends payment charges for TheMusicLicence during COVID-19 closure period

On its “Business Update – COVID-19 webpage (that you can download below), PPL PRS Limited, the joint venture company that administers the licensing of music used in public via TheMusicLicence, has introduced a number of temporary measures to support UK businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These include: not charging customers for their music usage during the […]

Government tells pubs, clubs, restaurants, casinos etc to close and announces further financial support

At the daily coronavirus press conference this evening (20 March 2019), the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced the following: The government is now telling pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants (subsequently extended during his speech to clubs, theatres, cinemas, gyms and leisure centres) “to close tonight as soon […]

UKGC – “business as normal” but COVID-19 guidance contains a particular warning for online operators

In part by way of response to queries raised by some licensees regarding consequences on their business of the current coronavirus crisis, the UK Gambling Commission has published “Guidance in light of COVID-19 outbreak” on its website. The guidance (that you can download below) is generally in the nature of a “business as normal” announcement in terms of […]