Retail

Secretary of State's Letter

Alok Sharma, MP and Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has written a letter dated 8th April 2020 addressed to those working in the Retail industry:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/878689/Letter_from_Secretary_of_State_Alok_Sharma_MP_to_the_Retail_Sector.pdf

Restrictions on aggressive rent collection

The majority of landlords and tenants are working well together to reach agreements on debt obligations, but some landlords have been putting tenants under undue pressure by using aggressive debt recovery tactics.
To stop these unfair practices, the government will temporarily ban the use of statutory demands and winding up orders where a company cannot pay their bills due to coronavirus, to ensure they do not fall into deeper financial strain.
Legislation will also provide tenants with more breathing space to pay rent by preventing landlords using Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery unless they are owed 90 days of unpaid rent. For further detail, visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-measures-to-protect-uk-high-street-from-aggressive-rent-collection-and-closure?utm_source=5dc5fb4c-2e93-416a-93fe-10d8e923b3ba&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=daily