All the latest news concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
21-May-2013 - People 1st has announced that the number of people doing apprenticeships in hospitality and catering has more than doubled in the past four years and completion rates improved by almost 10%.
21-May-2013 - A campaign to save an historic Liverpool city-centre pub has received a boost after Admiral Taverns agreed to sell the leasehold as a going concern.
21-May-2013 - Thirteen breweries have pledged support for the Fair Deal for Your Local campaign, claiming that the reforms proposed will provide better and fairer access for microbrewers.
21-May-2013 - Former pubs minister Bob Neill has told supermarket chain Lidl to “take your supermarket somewhere else” during a protest to save the Porcupine in Mottingham, in south-east London.
20-May-2013 - Pubs in Lancashire are to receive student-designed beermats warning customers of the consequences of drinking too much alcohol.
20-May-2013 - Pubs in England and Wales will be able to choose their water supplier if draft legislation plans drawn up by the Government are approved.
17-May-2013 - The Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) has thanked Heineken for the brewer’s ongoing support of its student school in Ascot.
17-May-2013 - The industry body that aims to demystify cask ale through simpler descriptions says it has now accredited more than 1,500 British beers.
17-May-2013 - There is still time for local Pubwatch schemes to enter the Diageo National Pubwatch Awards.
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.
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