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The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists

Alcohol-related crime has dropped 32% in past decade

01-Sep-2014 - The public and police see local partnership schemes as key to cutting rates of alcohol-related crime that have fallen significantly in recent years, new research shows.

Pubs most common type of community asset

01-Sep-2014 - Pubs are by far the most common type of community assets registered by councils, making up more than a third of the total listed, according to new research.

Councils still failing to correctly inform businesses about rates refunds

01-Sep-2014 - More than 90% of councils have have not informed firms that they are still able to back-date a claim under the Small Business Rates Relief scheme, according to a new study.

Harveys to convert half its pubs to managed model in response to statutory code

01-Sep-2014 - Sussex brewer and tenanted pub company Harveys is to develop a directly managed pub business that will eventually run as many as half of its 48 pubs.

Molson Coors UK & Ireland managing director Cox to head Europe operation

01-Sep-2014 - Molson Coors has announced that current UK and Ireland managing director Simon Cox is to leave his role and succeed Mark Hunter as chief executive of the Europe division.

Arkell’s renews sponsorship deal with Swindon Town

29-Aug-2014 - Arkell’s Brewery has renewed its sponsorship of Swindon Town, signing a six-figure deal for the next three years.

Greene King expands its Local Hero scheme

29-Aug-2014 - A Greene King initiative encouraging pubs to champion all things local has now reached 30 pubs.

Greater Manchester to review licensing powers under new alcohol strategy

29-Aug-2014 - Councils, health services, and police in Greater Manchester have officially teamed up to tackle alcohol abuse under a new strategy that includes the review of licensing powers.

Licensees ordered to pay record £22k for illegal football screening

29-Aug-2014 - A record fine has brought the total cost to licensees of illegally showing Sky Sports to almost £70,000 so far this season.

BrewDog pubs to offer student discounts

29-Aug-2014 - BrewDog, the Scottish brewer and pub operator, is offering a 15% discount to students at all its 17 UK bars between midday and 5pm on weekdays.

New wi-fi accreditation scheme for businesses launches

29-Aug-2014 - Publicans can now sign up to a new wi-fi accreditation scheme to verify that their business’ internet is properly filtered.

VIDEO: Marston's documentary to air tonight

29-Aug-2014 - Marston’s staff will star in their own primetime documentary this evening.

Admiral introduces dedicated compliance workshop for tenants

29-Aug-2014 - Admiral Taverns has launched a workshop to help its licensees keep up to speed with red tape.

Whisky producers call on Scots to vote no to independence

28-Aug-2014 - Leading figures in the Scotch whisky industry have added their names to a call for a no vote in the referendum on Scottish independence.

Yummy to open sixth site 'early next year'

28-Aug-2014 - Yummy Pub Co is planning to open its sixth site “early next year”, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser has learnt.

Punch shares top marketing tips as it celebrates licensees’ success

28-Aug-2014 - Punch Taverns has stressed the importance of effective marketing as it praised eight pubs who have shown innovation in promoting events at ther pub.

VIDEO: Marston’s CEO takes on ice bucket challenge

28-Aug-2014 - Marston’s chief executive, Ralph Findlay, has become the first major industry figure to take on the ice bucket challenge.

Scottish Licensed Trade Association appoints new chairman

28-Aug-2014 - Donald Campbell, sales director at wine and spirits merchants Inverarity Morton, has been announced as the new chairman of the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA).

Snug Bars and Laine Pub Company sign up to Tax Equality Day

27-Aug-2014 - Multiple operators Snug bars and Laine Pub Company have agreed to take part in Tax Equality Day on Wednesday 24 September.

Enterprise sees 66% hike in Community Heroes entries

27-Aug-2014 - Enterprise Inns has seen a record number of entries for its Community Heroes awards.

Mike Gatting bats questions in pub Q&A

27-Aug-2014 - England cricket legend Mike Gatting was guest of honour at a Shropshire pub after the publicans won a competition run through the PMA.

WHO calls for ban on e-cigarettes indoors

27-Aug-2014 - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the use of e-cigarettes indoors should be prohibited.

Accountancy firms eyes pub growth after toasting takeover

27-Aug-2014 - An accountancy firm that serves more than 300 publicans and pub companies says it is targeting growth as it celebrates a takeover deal.

Greene King staff raise £1.2m for cancer charity

27-Aug-2014 - Greene King has exceeded its £1 million fundraising target for Macmillan Cancer Support by £200,000.

Glasgow nightclub adverts 'could be seen by under-18s and encouraged excessive drinking', ASA claims

27-Aug-2014 - Three adverts posted on a Glasgow nightclub’s Facebook page, and one promotion on its website, have fallen foul of the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) code of practice for advertising to under-18s and encouraging excessive drinking.

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