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Five new task forces to facilitate re-opening of the economy sectors

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Government sets up five task forces

The Government has unveiled five new task forces devoted to vulnerable sectors of the economy.

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What the forfeiture moratorium is and is not

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The Government have announced a 3 month forfeiture moratorium on commercial leases in light of the upcoming rent quarterly payment on 25 March. The ban on evictions of commercial tenants will form a part of the emergency Coronavirus Bill currently going through Parliament but what protections will it and won’t it afford tenants?

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24 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Leisure & Hospitality, Opinion

Greener Restaurant and Bar policies: Time to focus on water wastage

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With bars and restaurants being one of the biggest commercial consumers of water, how might an impending water crisis impact their operation and bottom line? We take a look at the most likely forms of government intervention and advise restaurant and bar operators to start thinking about their water footprint.

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5 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Leisure & Hospitality, Opinion

Leaving (the EU) and staying (in the UK): how Brexit has affected your summer

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One of the less obvious effects of the referendum vote – and the resulting dip in the value of the pound – is the boost it’s given the UK leisure and hospitality sector. Research by Travel Weekly, the UK’s market-leading publication for the travel industry, has revealed that the number of people spending their annual summer break in the UK has gone up by 12% from 57% to 69%.

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21 March 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Retail & Leisure

Q1 2018 in Retail and Leisure: CVAs, spectacular collapses and what they mean for landlords

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The beginning of the year has seen a number of casualties in the retail and leisure sectors with numerous household names entering CVAs and, in the case of the retail giant Toys “R” Us, collapsing altogether. Various retailers and leisure operators are falling foul of an increasingly challenging and competitive marketplace but what are CVAs, why have there been so many, and how will landlords be affected by them?

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