The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
07-Mar-2014 - The 10 largest managed pub operators expect to employ over 9,000 apprentices during 2014, more than twice as many as last year, new figures show.
06-Mar-2014 - Lambeth Council has rejected plans for an early morning restriction order, stating that the legislation needs re-examining to see if it is suitable for solving the problem of late-night nuisance from bars and clubs.
06-Mar-2014 - The VAT Club is planning to repeat last year’s Tax Parity Day to highlight the inequality of VAT on food and drink in pubs and restaurants – under the revised name Tax Equality Day.
06-Mar-2014 - Thwaites has launched a new campaign to help pubs within its estate achieve Cask Marque status.
06-Mar-2014 - There seems little appetite from local authorities for the power to set licensing fees locally “with all the administration and probable hassle this would bring”, according to views expressed at the first of four dedicated Home Office-hosted roadshows.
06-Mar-2014 - Almost all UK pubs raise money for charity, according to new research conducted by RPBI on behalf of PubAid.
06-Mar-2014 - Tenants have reported a significant improvement in their relationships with their pub companies over the past year, according to new research.
05-Mar-2014 - Alex Reilley, who has overseen the impressive growth of Loungers, has been singled out by his peers as the stand-out individual in the eating-out and drinking-out market.
05-Mar-2014 - Molson Coors is supporting the Publican Awards 2014 as a bar and wine partner.
05-Mar-2014 - Apathy among the trade towards late-night levies is a big concern and a significant factor in local authorities bringing in the tax, according to a leading licensing lawyer.
05-Mar-2014 - The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned ‘sexually explicit’ student night adverts by a Leeds nightclub event organiser.
05-Mar-2014 - The Beer Academy has accredited three new sommeliers taking the total number to 50.
05-Mar-2014 - Greene King and Stonegate have announced UK-wide apprenticeship schemes to boost the skills profiles of their employees as part of National Apprenticeship Week.
05-Mar-2014 - A freeze in beer duty has emerged as the overwhelming priority for industry trade associations, ahead of this month’s Budget.
04-Mar-2014 - The Iron Maiden beer, Trooper, has sold 3.5 million pints without its brewer Robinsons spending a penny on marketing.
04-Mar-2014 - Almost 21 million extra pints of British beer were exported in 2013 compared to the previous year, Government statistics show.
04-Mar-2014 - An influential committee of MPs has added its voice to calls for “fundamental” reform of the business rates system.
04-Mar-2014 - The Millennial generation seek high quality brands that are sweeter, offer a sense of adventure and pander to a healthier lifestyle, according to new research from Mintel.
03-Mar-2014 - Islington Council’s decision to introduce a late-night levy (LNL) has provoked fears that it will put existing local best-practice schemes in jeopardy.
03-Mar-2014 - Heineken UK has launched a new initiative to help pubs market their businesses more effectively, following a successful three-month trial at the end of last year.
03-Mar-2014 - Mitchells & Butlers, the managed pub operator, has pledged it will recruit 1,000 new skills-based apprentices over the next two years, to work across its market-leading brands, including All Bar One, Browns, Harvester, Miller & Carter, Toby Carvery and Nicholson’s.
03-Mar-2014 - A Bolton-based pub has enjoyed a spike in business after footage of a ghostly figure captured by its CCTV system went viral.
03-Mar-2014 - The number of net pub closures in the UK has risen from 26 to 28 per week, with leased and tenanted pubs accounting for 16 of those closures, according to figures from the latest CGA-CAMRA Pub Tracker.
03-Mar-2014 - Abv Training, one of the UK’s leading training companies, has rolled out a range of 28 e-learning courses designed for professionals in the licensed and hospitality trades who do not have the time to attend tutor-led programmes.
28-Feb-2014 - CPL has reaffirmed its status as a leading UK training provider after its online division passed the milestone of 500,000 training courses.
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