All the latest news concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
17-May-2013 - Almost half of all hospitality and leisure businesses plan to take on apprentices this year, a Barclays report has claimed.
17-May-2013 - Pubs in Bristol are the latest in a string of areas to be threatened with restrictions for opening hours.
17-May-2013 - Enterprise Inns is rolling out Wi-Fi across its 6,000-strong leased and tenanted estate.
17-May-2013 - Hospitality skills council People 1st says Government plans to make traineeships available for 16 to 19-year-olds this August will help address “skills gaps” in the sector.
17-May-2013 - Tax campaigner Jacques Borel remains optimistic about the prospect of cut in VAT for the hospitality industry, despite recent criticism and a slowdown in membership growth.
17-May-2013 - BII chief executive Tim Hulme announced two strategic partnerships and pledged to launch more relevant qualifications for the industry during the organisations annual luncheon in London earlier this week.
17-May-2013 - An ale made by a newly-formed south London brewer has been picked to guest in a famous Parliament bar.
17-May-2013 - A Lancashire licensee has spoken of her delight at receiving an invite to the House of Commons by an MP who last week served customers in her pub.
17-May-2013 - Blackpool’s pubwatch chair has said that restricting pub opening hours in the city could lead to a break down in the relationship between the trade, police and council.
16-May-2013 - The winner of this year’s Great British Pub of the Year 2013 will receive a visit from a top BT Sport presenter to host a sporting event at their pub.
16-May-2013 - Blackpool Council has confirmed that it is to begin a consultation on proposals to implement an Early Morning Restriction Order (EMRO).
16-May-2013 - Sky Sports has been awarded the rights to Home Nations and Republic of Ireland qualification matches for UEFA EURO 2016 and 2018 FIFA World Cup.
16-May-2013 - Prime Minister David Cameron has intervened after a licensee was due to be evicted from his pub by Enterprise Inns because of rent arrears.
15-May-2013 - A national consumer campaign to celebrate Britain’s passion for pubs was unveiled to the trade at the British Institute of Innkeeping’s (BII) Annual Lunch in London on Tuesday.
15-May-2013 - Everards, the Leicestershire-based brewer and pub operator, has bought five pubs over the past six months and is set to spend £2.3m on total acquisition and development costs.
15-May-2013 - Enterprise Inns chief executive Ted Tuppen has said that proposals by the Government to transfer £102m of economic benefit to tenants under statutory regulation proposals could have “damaging unintended consequences” for the industry.
15-May-2013 - Kirsty Valentine of the Alma in Islington, London, has lost her appeal hearing against Enterprise Inns at the Shoreditch and Clerkenwell County Court.
15-May-2013 - Save the Pub Group chairman and MP Greg Mulholland has called on Treasury Ministers to look into how much in tax credits is being paid to tied publicans.
15-May-2013 - A Be at One Cocktail Bars employee has become the only female in the drinks industry to be shortlisted in the Women 1st 2013 Shine Awards.
15-May-2013 - Pubs have dominated the shortlist of a ‘people’s choice’ category in an awards scheme that encourages and recognises sustainability and responsible business throughout the supply chain.
14-May-2013 - Landlords Kelly and Ashley McCarthy of Ye Old Sun Inn in Colton scooped the highly coveted award of BII Licensee of the Year today.
14-May-2013 - Enterprise Inns has reported that the first half of its financial year had been “particularly challenging” with like-for-like net income across its estate down 4.2% in the six months to 31 March.
14-May-2013 - The battle for the pub TV sports market is hotting up with BT Sport aiming to offer licensees an alternative to Sky at a far cheaper cost.
13-May-2013 - Hook Norton tenants are set to benefit from preferential rates for goods and services after the brewer announced a tie up with hospitality buying group Trade Together.
13-May-2013 - Community pubs minister Brandon Lewis and former community pubs minister Bob Neill are to visit a Bromley pub on Tuesday which is set for demolition by supermarket Lidl.
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