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SIBA appoints new Scotland chairman

Arran Brewery managing director Gerald Michaluk has been announced as the new chairman of the Scottish branch of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).

Gerald Michaluk, managing director of Arran Brewery

Spirit's new lease deal 'offers lower-risk option' for landlords and tenants

28-Jan-2015 - Spirit Leased’s new turnover-based rent deal has been praised by one operator who says it offers a mutually beneficial and lower-risk option for both landlords and tenants.

Majority of drivers favour tougher drink driving limit

27-Jan-2015 - British drivers want to see tougher drink driving limits and more severe punishments, a new survey suggests.

Statutory code: Amendment seeks to exempt pubcos that invest from MRO

27-Jan-2015 - Pub companies may be exempt from having to offer a market-rent-only option if they significantly invest in a tenant’s pub, following a proposed amendment to the Small Business Bill.

Pubs’ prompt to apply for government growth vouchers

27-Jan-2015 - Pubs are being reminded to apply for the chance to claim up to £2,000 worth of subsidised specialist business advice before March’s deadline.

People 1st calls for more higher education training in wake of manager skills shortfall

27-Jan-2015 - People 1st has called for higher education to play a greater role in addressing the future management needs of the hospitality sector, after it claimed the industry will need 66,000...

Fringe party calls for pub trade election support

27-Jan-2015 - With the General Election now just 100 days away, a fledgling political party is calling on support from the trade for its pro-pub policies.

Statutory code: Government denies ‘bad faith’ claims over amendments

27-Jan-2015 - The Government has insisted it is committed to working with pubco reform campaigners following accusations that it has acted in “bad faith” by inserting replacement clauses into the statutory pubs...

Sportsman tops list in Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2015

26-Jan-2015 - The Sportsman in Seasalter, Kent, has been announced as the winner of the Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2015.

Matthew Clark partners with Beer Marketing Awards

26-Jan-2015 - National drinks supplier Matthew Clark has partnered with the Beer Marketing Awards, which aims to recognise and celebrate the brewers, marketeers and creative teams behind beer brands with a presence...

Award-winning manager of the Ship in Wandsworth to exit pub

26-Jan-2015 - Oisin Rogers, the award-winning manager of the Young’s-owned Ship in Wandsworth, south-west London, is leaving the pub after nine years in order to pursue “another project” with the pub company....

Personalised cocktails top Diageo’s drink predictions

26-Jan-2015 - Premiumisation and personalisation are filtering down to the on-trade drinks trends this year as Diageo hotly tips these to appeal to drinkers in 2015.

Pubs prove popular for Christmas Day meals

26-Jan-2015 - One in six adults in the UK ate out on Christmas Day this year, equating to eight million meals with a third of consumers choosing to eat in a pub.

Mulholland accuses Government of acting in 'bad faith' over MRO clause

23-Jan-2015 - Representatives of the Fair Deal for Your Local campaign have criticised the Government for rewording the clause outlining a market-rent-only option in the Pubs Code bill, claiming it is responding...

Perceptions chair Keith Knowles slams career advice as 'fundamentally flawed'

23-Jan-2015 - Perceptions Group chairman Keith Knowles has slammed career advice in the UK as “fundamentally flawed”, after a recent House of Commons report claimed that too many young people are falling...

M&B fined £1.5m after Christmas Day food poisoning prosecution

23-Jan-2015 - Managed pub operator Mitchells and Butlers (M&B) has been fined £1.5m following its conviction of a food hygiene offence which led to the death of a customer.

New figures show 29 pubs per week closing

23-Jan-2015 - New figures released today (23 January) show the number of net pub closures stands at 29 per week for the six months June-December 2014.

Rare collection of vintage pub posters found

23-Jan-2015 - A rare collection of British beer marketing posters dating back to the 1950s have been discovered in Kent – including one featuring a copy of the Morning Advertiser.

MPs seek to end pub planning rights ‘scandal’

22-Jan-2015 - MPs from the Parliamentary Save the Pub Group have tabled an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill, seeking to “end the scandal” of pubs being demolished or turned into supermarkets without...

Majority of consumers 'reluctant to try new alcoholic drinks'

22-Jan-2015 - Almost eight out of 10 drinkers rarely or never try new alcoholic drinks according to research by Canadean which shows that 77% of out-of-home drinkers eschewing new products and 32%...

New EPOS tills for Star lessees

22-Jan-2015 - Star Pubs & Bars is providing new lessees with Cloud-based till systems enabling them to generate and view all financial reports whenever and wherever they want.

Pub is the Hub secures funding for three more years

20-Jan-2015 - Pub is the Hub has secured funding for its advice, guidance and training services for a further three years.

Pubs at risk of summary review following single violent incident

20-Jan-2015 - Licensed premises are at risk of being taken to a summary review on the basis of just one violent incident, following a High Court precedent case.

Gordon Ramsay loses court battle over London pub rent

20-Jan-2015 - Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has lost a High Court battle with his father-in-law over being held personally liable for the rent on a London pub.

Tributes paid to Pubwatch founder Raoul De Vaux

20-Jan-2015 - Tributes have been paid to National Pubwatch founder and trade stalwart Raoul De Vaux who has died.