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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.

Beer

Death of the pint? Not at all...

Pete Brown relies on the world of statistics to compile the Cask Report  - but when facts are used incorrectly, he refuses to tolerate it.

Comment

Knockout blow for 158 Punch pub licensees

Interestingly enough, following on from my last piece on paranoia and the pub trade, Punch seemed determined to underline this.

Wellington Pub Company successfully overturn ACV listing

ACV listing at the Red Lion in Isleworth successfully appealed after council failed to contact landowner. 

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. 

Technology

Pub goers able to spend more on contactless cards

Limit on tap and go cards upped to £30

Copyright

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.

Animals

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.