The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
11-Dec-2013 - Introducing a market rent-only option for tied licensees would benefit the UK economy by millions of pounds – and would lead to 148,320 extra staff hours and £48,666,758 in wages paid per year, research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has predicted.
11-Dec-2013 - Prime Minister David Cameron refused to be drawn on whether he supports a statutory code for pubs in PM Questions today.
11-Dec-2013 - The number of licensed premises authorising regulated entertainment has decreased by 2.5% over the past year, new statistics from the Department of Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) reveal.
11-Dec-2013 - Pubs damaged by last week’s tidal surge are likely to face business failure due to the impact on Christmas trade, and insurance brokers may soon stop providing flood cover.
11-Dec-2013 - Punch Taverns is the first company to promote the new Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) website and helpline to its staff and licensees.
10-Dec-2013 - Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has unveiled the winners of the Pub Design Awards 2013, with pubs as diverse as a bar made from shipping containers and a railway platform conversion achieving accolades.
10-Dec-2013 - BT Sport and Sky Sports have announced the live Barclays Premier League games they will be showing in February.
10-Dec-2013 - It’s official, Wetherspoon has the best pub loos in the UK.
10-Dec-2013 - Wadworth chairman Charles Bartholomew has emphasised the importance of understanding the customer in his opening remarks at the pub company’s recent awards.
09-Dec-2013 - A number of exciting speakers from February’s Beer Innovation Summit have been revealed.
09-Dec-2013 - Blackpool Council has deferred a hearing into a proposed early morning restriction order (EMRO), which was due to take place from today until Friday, 13 December, after the licensing trade highlighted procedural irregularities in the pre-hearing procedure.
09-Dec-2013 - The National Pubwatch conference 2014 is boasting a series of top line speakers including Association of Chief Police Officers licensing lead chief constable Adrian Lee.
06-Dec-2013 - Beer volumes are predicted to decrease by 15% over the next five years, according to economic forecasts released as part of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.
06-Dec-2013 - Business Innovation and Skills Minister Jo Swinson has confirmed the Government will be publishing a response to the consultation over the pubco tenant relationship “very shortly”.
06-Dec-2013 - Publicans across the east coast are concerned for their Christmas trade, after a North Sea surge, predicted to be the worst for 60 years, has battered parts of the country.
06-Dec-2013 - The Publican’s Morning Advertiser beer columnist Roger Protz was awarded the Fuller’s ESB Award for Writing for the Beer and Pub Trade at the annual British Guild of Beer Writers dinner last night.
06-Dec-2013 - The Alma, in Newington Green, north London, has re-opened with a new tenant at the helm, one month after former licensee Kirsty Valentine was evicted following a four-year legal dispute with owner Enterprise Inns.
06-Dec-2013 - The venue for the first meeting of the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s #PubOps Club can now be revealed as Hermitage Road in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
06-Dec-2013 - Bar Sport provides a range of support for its franchisees, including sourcing the venue, the company’s founder Scott Murray told delegates at the MA300 conference last week.
05-Dec-2013 - Chancellor George Osborne has promised pubs with a rateable value of under £50,000 a rebate of £1,000 over the next two years.
05-Dec-2013 - Spirit Leased has launched a wine menu package for its licensees in conjunction with wine experts Crown Cellars.
05-Dec-2013 - The pub industry has responded to Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement, in which he has promised to ease the burden of business rates and extend small business rate relief.
05-Dec-2013 - The Home Office has said it will announce which local authorities will be taking part in the Local Alcohol Action Area (LAAA) project in due course.
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.
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