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Pubs code

MRO: Savills warns of pubcos selling sites to avoid legislation

Savills’ head of licensed leisure has warned about the prospect of pub companies selling on properties to avoid granting sites the MRO option.

There is a prominent loophole in the Pubs Code, according to Kevin Marsh from Savills
Food safety

‘Negative disadvantage’ for pubs forced to display hygiene ratings

English food-serving pubs forced to display the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) hygiene ratings may suffer and those with lower scores will face a negative disadvantage, a trade boss has warned.


Lords licensing committee to hear from public health experts

The impact of the Licensing Act 2003 legislation on public health will be explored at the House of Lords committee meeting next week


Westons director named cider association chair

The managing director of Westons Cider, Helen Thomas, has been elected chair of the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) for the second time in her career.


Meantime opens 'smallest pub'

A pub smaller than snooker table with room for just two people has been unveiled by Asahi Europe brand Meantime Brewery


The Wine Guide – your 101 to wine in pubs

In our Wine Guide we take a look at the on-trade's still wine category, giving specific reccomendations and looking at opportunities for growth

City news

New World Trading Company profit rises 63%

The New World Trading Company has seen profit increase by 63% and sales rise by 70%, according to its latest financial figures.

city news

Coaching Inn Group sees gross profit jump by 56%

The Coaching Inn Group has also seen turnover grow by a third in the first six months of 2016, the pubco has announced


A step-by-step guide to setting up a workplace pension

All employers – regardless of size – will soon need to set up a pension scheme for staff. Here’s a step-by-step guide to the process