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House of Lords report calls for introduction of minimum unit pricing

The House of Lords has recommended tighter regulation on the consumption of alcohol, including introducing minimum unit pricing, a variable tax rate in line with alcoholic strength and mandatory rules on alcohol labelling.

Government watchdog launches inquiry into online review sites

Publicans are being urged to share their views on the use of online review websites like TripAdvisor as part of a government-backed probe on the impact of the sites.

Business Advice

Getting the best out of TripAdvisor

Media specialist Alan Stevens, from MediaCoach ltd and Fellow of the Professional Speakers Association, offered insights at hospitality show Cafe Culture on how licensees can use TripAdvisor to their advantage.

Hospitality businesses form the majority of start-ups and remain optimistic about the future

Hospitality businesses form the majority of young enterprises in the UK and are more optimistic about future prospects than the wider business community, according to research released yesterday (3 March) by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Foreign Satellite

Premier League takes action against Scottish pubs over illegal broadcasts

The Premier League has commenced legal action against a number of Scottish pubs which have made unauthorised foreign broadcasts of its matches.


Publicans urged to check licences ahead of British Summertime

Publicans are being urged to check their premises licence ahead of the clock change at the end of March or risk losing an hour’s trade.

Brighton pub wins licence review battle

A Brighton pub is celebrating winning a battle to keep its opening hours, after police took it to review for not trading like a restaurant.

Pub library gains support from Fifty Shades of Grey author

A Liverpool pub has opened its own library and community centre after launching an appeal to locals for any unwanted books.