Coronavirus: Star Pubs suspends rent

PUB company Star Pubs & Bars has suspended the collection of rent across its leased and tenanted estate as the industry struggles with the impact of the coronavirus.

The company, which has around 160 pubs in Scotland, has said that it will not be collecting rent from its lessees until at least the end of April.

Lawson Mountstevens, managing director of Star Pubs & Bars, said: “We are and will continue to do everything we can to help our pubs. From today, we are suspending the collection of rent and associated charges from all our leased and tenanted pubs until at least the end of April.

“To support pubs through this unprecedented situation we continue to work with all our licensees, ready to adapt to the changing situation and ensure they’re making full use of the additional support announced by the government last night.”