The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
24-Jul-2014 - Liverpool City Council’s licensing committee has granted a consultation on implementing a late-night levy.
24-Jul-2014 - Chelmsford’s late-night levy approval could give other small towns and cities the green light to follow suit, licensing lawyers have warned.
24-Jul-2014 - Eight Punch Taverns licensees have worked together to produce their own beer in a joint initiative between the pubco and brewer Everards.
24-Jul-2014 - Pubs could find themselves in “murky legal waters” if they advertise themselves as a venue to watch the Commonwealth games, a law firm has warned.
24-Jul-2014 - A York pub is at the centre of fresh investigations into the disappearance of chef Claudia Lawrence.
24-Jul-2014 - Household spending on leisure fell by 6% in June, a decrease of £12 from the previous month thanks to a “stay at home World Cup”, according to the Greene King Leisure Tracker.
24-Jul-2014 - The Independent Family Brewers of Britain (IFBB) has branded the proposed pubs code "fundamentally unacceptable” and demanded the Government makes changes.
23-Jul-2014 - A leading pub activist has urged campaigners fighting for Assets of Community Value (ACV) bids to up their game to counter pubco objections.
23-Jul-2014 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has expressed its concerns over new Government regulations that will force large managed pub companies to pay thousands of pounds to conduct energy audits.
23-Jul-2014 - The industry has welcomed the appointment of Kris Hopkins as the new Community Pubs Minister.
23-Jul-2014 - A picture posted on Captain Morgan’s Facebook page has fallen foul of the Advertising Standards Agency’s (ASA) code for implying that drinking alcohol can help overcome boredom and change someone’s mood.
22-Jul-2014 - Sky Sports will dedicate an entire channel to The 2014 Ryder Cup this autumn, offering two weeks of non-stop golf including exclusively live coverage of the biggest event in the sport.
22-Jul-2014 - Greene King has launched a nationwide treasure hunt with the chance to find a £10,000 King’s Ransom to mark Prince George’s first birthday.
22-Jul-2014 - O’Neill’s, Mitchells & Butlers’ Irish pub brand, is to host a weekend of free live music across its 45 pubs from 31 July.
22-Jul-2014 - The UK’s biggest pub poker leagues have merged, bringing together a total of more than 250,000 registered players.
22-Jul-2014 - Supermarkets that offer low price alcohol in promotions were dubbed irresponsible in a debate at The House of Lords earlier this week relating to changes to be made to the mandatory licensing conditions.
22-Jul-2014 - An online beer retailer has replaced the pub with the internet by conducting a series of ale tastings on Twitter.
21-Jul-2014 - Human bar staff could be a step closer to extinction after Honda unveiled a robot that can open bottles and serve drinks.
21-Jul-2014 - A retired publican has praised the Licensed Trade Charity’s (LTC) Befriending Scheme, which offers friendship and support to ex-licensees.
21-Jul-2014 - Gosport licensees have stood by the decision to ban the Mayor from its pubs, following news that he has resigned from the post.
21-Jul-2014 - A Cornwall festival organiser has defended a local pub landlord who was the subject of a race row for ‘blacking up’ as Venus Williams.
21-Jul-2014 - Who are the pub trade’s best suppliers?
21-Jul-2014 - Pub operator Inn Collection Group is expanding out of the north east of England.
21-Jul-2014 - Star Pubs & Bars lessees are being offered two years’ free Wi-Fi and a 30% discounted Sky Ultimate package for the same period.
21-Jul-2014 - A Somerset pub is switching to Enterprise Inns’ managed tenancy model as it seeks to boost weekday trade and broaden its customer base.
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