The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
05-Dec-2013 - A multiple operator has accused the business rates system of being “flawed” and “crazy” after facing a hike of almost £15,000 a year in business rates at just one site.
05-Dec-2013 - Former ice hockey player Andre Blais told the MA300 event last week what it's like to run four American sports bar and restaurants in London.
05-Dec-2013 - Pubs and other businesses are increasingly at risk of legal action because they are failing to obtain required planning permission due to pressure on their businesses — according to a planning consultant.
05-Dec-2013 - Local authorities have been making “dreadful procedural errors” and could face legal challenges from the trade over the introduction of early-morning restriction orders (EMROs) and late-night levies (LNLs), trade bodies have claimed.
04-Dec-2013 - The PMA team will be live blogging chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement, which is set to include updates on business rates, energy and alcohol duty.
04-Dec-2013 - The British Beer & Pub Association has written to Chancellor George Osborne urging him to extend Small Business Rate Relief in the Autumn Statement.
04-Dec-2013 - A pub landlady in Worcestershire has gone above and beyond the call of duty for her customers this Christmas - by offering free overnight accommodation in the back garden to keep them safe.
04-Dec-2013 - InnBrighton has developed a new business model that it has begun to use while expanding into London boroughs with a similar demographic to Brighton.
04-Dec-2013 - The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that the advert for the coalition of industry brewers Let There Be Beer can not be shown again.
04-Dec-2013 - The pub trade triumphed at the Hospitality Guild Apprenticeship Awards yesterday, with several pub companies and employees scooping up awards.
04-Dec-2013 - Pub failure is due to "outside industries raping the industry for revenue" and a range of "challenges" rather than the offer not being right, according to InnBrighton.
04-Dec-2013 - The chancellor George Osborne is to cap increases in business rates in Thursday’s Autumn Statement in a bid to boost businesses and the High Street, according to the BBC.
04-Dec-2013 - A couple are celebrating after 25 years at the helm of the Miners Arms in Swadlincote, Derbyshire.
04-Dec-2013 - Chester Pubwatch has introduced a minimum alcohol price condition for all its members, ruling that any licensed premises that charges less than £1.50 for an alcoholic drink will lose its accreditation.
04-Dec-2013 - The on-trade needs to focus on providing an experience to allow for price elasticity - that was the message from chief executive officer of Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers David McHattie.
03-Dec-2013 - Licensees and operators have been warned to be alert to the increased risk of crime as the Christmas period approaches.
03-Dec-2013 - A Nottingham man has been arrested on suspicion of selling devices that allow pubs to illegally broadcast Premier League football matches on a Saturday afternoon.
03-Dec-2013 - Greene King, the brewer and pub operator, has reported a 3.5% rise in like-for-like sales in the 24 weeks to 13 October and said it’s planning a further 90 acquisitions for its managed retail estate over the next 18 months.
03-Dec-2013 - Late night restrictions on premises via early morning restriction orders (EMROs) and late-night levies (LNLs) present a “significant threat to business development in this sector”, Poppleston Allen partner Clare Eames told the MA300 conference in London.
02-Dec-2013 - Branded managed houses and pub chains will see more success than tenancies and freetraders during economic uncertainty because consumers feel more confident in the consistency of their offer, according to a pub industry veteran.
02-Dec-2013 - Pub trade leaders in Scotland have praised the "spirit" of the community after a helicopter crashed into a much-loved Glasgow pub, killing at least nine people.
02-Dec-2013 - Licensees in all Greene King tenanted and leased pubs will be visited by a cellar expert to offer advice on the storage and serve of cask ales.
02-Dec-2013 - The Security Industry Authority (SIA) will stop issuing paper based licence applications from January 2014.
02-Dec-2013 - Nostalgia Inns, the Midlands-based operator of country pubs, is undertaking a partnership with oven maker AGA to offer customers the “next generation carveries” from early next year.
02-Dec-2013 - A new study has suggested that the introduction of so-called '24-hour drinking' has failed to have an impact on reducing alcohol-related street violence in town and city centres.
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