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Sugar Tax

Sugar tax and nutritional labelling enforced under lobby group’s plans

Prime Minister David Cameron is facing increased pressure from the sugar lobby group Action on Sugar (AoS) to implement a heavy tax on sugary food and drink and to enforce nutritional labelling on menus to help tackle the UK’s growing obesity epidemic.

Food Safety

Sous vide cooking: are food safety fears grounded?

A lack of knowledge about the potential safety implications of sous vide cooking has sparked concern from experts, as new research claims many recipes don’t follow the recommended food safety guidelines.

Back bar bulletin

Spirits to softs and cocktails to cider, your essential round-up of what's hot on the back bar.

Would you ban scruffy customers? Licensees split after Camden pub criticised for turning away tradesman

Primrose Hill pub faced criticism for turning away tradesman wearing work clothes - but licensees say scruffy customers can be a tricky issue. 


Survey: Half of Britons to eat more than one Christmas dinner

A majority of Britons plan to eat more than one Christmas dinner, according to a consumer survey by Mitchells & Butlers.

Mandatory pub inspection fees may not be passed amid fierce opposition

A proposal to demand food inspection fees from hospitality businesses may not be passed after facing fierce opposition.

Legal advice

'Tis the season to party - sensibly

The busiest time of the year for the pub trade is fast approaching and no doubt you have spent the past few weeks (or maybe months) planning your Christmas trading.

ALMR conference

How to gain investor interest in your business

The ALMR conference drew wise words from sector dignitaries — with advice to those seeking investment in the future. Nicholas Robinson reports

Major redevelopment plans for historic Tolly Cobbold brewery revealed

Plans for major transformation of the historic Ipswich brewery, Tolly Cobbold, have divided opinion as they await a planning committee in the new year. 


How online tools are changing training of pub staff

Nigel Huddleston looks at how new online packages and innovative apps are transforming training and career development of pub staff, helping encourage long-term careers in hospitality.

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