As part of the LPF’s mission to deliver exceptional value to its members by to providing cutting edge and insightful content on the things that matter to those interested in leisure property, we were delighted to bring members this week’s webinar – COVID-19 – Government support for the leisure sector.

During this difficult period of lockdown and social distancing, The Leisure Property Forum has been looking at new ways to support and engage with our members. This webinar was the result of a decision to bring our content to members via an online platform, until we are able to offer the opportunity to once again network with other leisure property professionals and colleagues in the same room.


Government support for the leisure and hospitality industries

At this online member’s session on Tuesday, March 31st 2020 we answered your questions, courtesy of our panel of experts. There is still uncertainty and some confusion around the Government’s initial measures with regard to businesses in the leisure sector. What are the longer term implications of these measures and has the Government missed any key areas that should be addressed?

At this critical time for the sector, and indeed business as a whole, our experts bring the latest insight, clarity and knowledge from legal, tax, rating, employment and accountancy perspectives to our members.



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Thanks to our expert panel who provided excellent insight – and links to further resources are below:

leisure property experts


Meet the panel:

Adam Walford, Partner at Howard Kennedy. He leads the Investment, Landlord and Tenant team and is head of the Retail & Leisure group. For our webinar he will answer your questions on relating to property law in the current situation.

Chris Sutton, Partner at accountants, MHA Macintyre Hudson, heads their Hospitality and Leisure team, and has a number of clients across the leisure sector, including hotels and restaurants.

Daniel Anning, Partner and co-head of the Leisure department at surveying and rating specialists, Gerald Eve, has extensive experience in the urban leisure sector, with a particular focus on the cinema, exhibition, gambling and hospitality industries

Martin Chitty, Partner at Gowling WLG, is our employment law specialist, with extensive experience including workforce change programmes and redundancy



Information from Howard Kennedy LLP on COVID-19

Latest insights (dominated at the moment by COVID-19 content on all types of issues). Filter by ‘retail & leisure’

COVID-19 specific insights page – includes useful content such as the live Employment FAQs article, offering advice to employers and employees


Information from Gowling WLG on COVID-19







We are also grateful to the team at Revo who are running a COVID-19 RESOURCE page, and have made it free to access for non-members & non members alike:

Revo Community – CoronaVirus updates

Included in the Revo page is a link to The Retail Trust. They too have made their resources free to non-members and cover financial, legal, well-being, mental health & emotional support. Again, much of their advice applies to those in other industries than retail:

My RT Wellbeing – Latest information on COVID-19