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Personal licence renewals abolished from 1 April

Publicans with personal licences expiring on or after 1 April 2015 will not need to apply for renewal, the Home Office has confirmed.

Managed and food-led pubs continue to boost soft drinks sales

The value of the soft drinks market to the leisure sector grew in 2014 at £4.2bn, with volumes increasing 0.5%, according to the Britvic Soft Drink Review 2015.

Government rejects bid to further strengthen ACV laws

The Government has rejected recommendations to further strengthen asset-of-community-value (ACV) planning laws, refuting claims that the nomination process is lengthy and complex.

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Consumers returning to pubs but home drinking still most popular

Almost two thirds of consumers have drunk at a pub or bar in the last month, compared to almost 8 in 10 that have drunk at home, new figures have revealed.

Enterprise welcomes Royal Assent for pubs code

Enterprise Inns has welcomed the granting of Royal Assent for the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill yesterday, which enshrines in law the introduction of a pubs code and adjudicator.

Customer desire for wider range of vegetarian menu options growing

British diners are demanding more and more meat-free menu options from food and drink operators, new data reports.

Heston pub chef joins Lidl

The former head chef of Heston Blumenthal’s Hinds Head pub has become chef in residence for discount supermarket chain Lidl.

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