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VAT campaign

VAT Club proposes staggered tax reduction

Veteran campaigner Jacques Borel has put forward a new VAT cut plan to the Government.

Pub that banned children says business is as good as ever

The Waterfront in Burton-on-Trent says pub is busy despite controversial decision. 

Enterprise publican raises a glass after racking up 35 years at his pub

Mike Armitage has been at the Lion Brewery in Ash since 1980 and is still going strong. 


Pub goers able to spend more on contactless cards

Limit on tap and go cards upped to £30


Licensee hit with £6,000 fine for Sky copyright breaches

An Aylesbury pub licensee has been ordered to pay more than £6,000 for illegal Sky use.

Chef recruitment crisis

“No half decent pub chef is paid enough” – ex-chefs on why they left the industry

Sub-standard wages and long hours are driving chefs out of the sector, contributing to the industry-wide chef shortage, according to ex-pub chefs.


London boutique to offer Belgium beer for dogs

London boutique, the Pet Pavilion, will be delivering a Belgium beer for its dog customers, it has announced. 

Pubs and roasts in top 10 things Brits miss when abroad

Research by Toby Carvery has shown Brits miss the pub and a Sunday roast when on holiday.

Back bar bulletin

Your essential round-up of what's happened on the back bar.

£2 million of pubs go up for auction

Package of pubs across mid wales with guide prices totaling £2 million goes under the hammer later this month.