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BREAKING Government bans 'unreasonable' evictions on struggling high street shops including pubs; A new extension means no business will be forced out of their premises if they a miss a payment in the next three months.

Byline: By, Emma Munbodh

The Government has extended a ban to protect struggling retailers from eviction this summer, as rent breaks across the high street come to an end, following the easing of lockdown.

An extension until September 30, will suspend evictions on pubs, cafes and restaurants, as well as struggling small and large retailers.

Business Secretary Alok Sharma MP said: "From clothes stores to our local book shop, we want as many high street businesses as possible to emerge from the pandemic, in the best position to bounce back.

"During this particularly challenging time for businesses, our retail stores are safely welcoming shoppers back and taking the necessary steps to drive economic recovery.

"By putting a stop to unreasonable evictions, these measures will protect jobs and provide further flexibility to our high street businesses that were trading successfully before the COVID-19 emergency, so they can focus on continuing to deliver for their customers and communities."

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Publication:Daily Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 19, 2020
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