Property Bounceback Grant could solve ‘rent crisis’

A collective of trade bodies, including UK Hospitality, have come together to call for a Property Bounceback Grant to help rent negotiations between landlords and tenants, and potentially safeguard hundreds of thousands of jobs. UK Hospitality, the British Property Federation (BFP), the British Retail Consortium (BRC), Revo and UK Active are calling on the UK government to introduce the grant scheme to solve the ‘rent crisis’ currently affecting the hospitality, retail and leisure sectors. The…

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Bars gain further protection from landlords

Trade body UK Hospitality has welcomed the government’s new measures to prevent landlords from using aggressive methods to collect rent from businesses, which will provide “extra protection” for the industry. The new rules, announced yesterday (23 April), will temporarily ban the use of statutory demands and winding up orders to claim unpaid rent due to the pandemic. The UK government will also establish secondary laws to provide tenants with more breathing space to pay rent…

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UK Hospitality calls for six-month rent break

Trade body UK Hospitality is urging the government to immediately extend the three-month freeze on rent to six months to protect businesses as landlords threaten companies with bailiff action. On 24 March, the UK government introduced emergency legislation to prevent landlords from repossessing commercial properties if businesses were unable to pay their rent during the covid-19 pandemic. Thousands of businesses in the UK were due to pay their quarterly rent last week (25 March). However,…

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Jim Beam offers one-night stay on Airbnb for $23

Jim Beam is giving Bourbon fans the opportunity to stay at its Kentucky distillery this autumn, which will include amenities such as a fully-stocked bar, fireplace and a barbecue. From 21 October, consumers aged 21 years and above will be able to book a one-night stay at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse in Clermont through accommodation-sharing site Airbnb. “There’s no better time to experience Bourbon country than during the cool, crisp months of fall, so…

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