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Two percent cut in alcohol duty will support on-trade, WSTA claims

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has called for the Government to back British distilleries and vineyards with a 2% alcohol duty cut in the March Budget, a move they claim will support the growing demand for wine and spirits in the on-trade.

WSTA Government alcohol duty cut to support pubs distillers vineyards

Cask Marque hires female trade quality expert as beer assessor

Cask Marque has hired its second female assessor in the UK as it continues to promote beer quality in the on-trade.

‘Death threats’ force pub to remove foie gras from menu

A pub was forced to remove foie gras from its Valentine's Day menu after it claimed staff were threatened by 'vegan activists'.

Technology

Crowdfunding: How beer and pubs are getting involved

With operators in the world of beer and pubs starting to experiment with crowdfunding on significant levels, Pete Brown looks at the various models in common usage.

Beer duty campaign

A fifth of pubs lost in a decade of closures

Pressure on Government to cut beer duty has intensified after revelations that a fifth of pubs have been lost in the past decade and beer sales continued to fall last year.

Careers

Hot Shots: Are you a pub trade rising star?

Introducing the PMA's new Hot Shots initiative - which aims to identify and celebrate the pub trade's young high flyers.

Campaign

"Fragile recovery" must be backed by beer duty cut

Latest pub closure figures were labelled a “fragile recovery” by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), and were encouraging to a certain extent.

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