The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
11-Mar-2014 - The majority of the British public supports a cut or freeze in beer duty and say they delay visiting a pub until pay day because they cannot afford it – that’s according to a new YouGov poll commissioned by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).
11-Mar-2014 - A Bristol pub is giving film fans the opportunity to watch their favourite movie on the big screen with the launch of a ‘Bring Your Own’ night.
11-Mar-2014 - Enterprise Inns has signed a new supply deal for its tenants with an electronic cigarette brand as managed pub operators continue to turn their backs on the tobacco alternative.
11-Mar-2014 - Pub operators are becoming increasingly web savvy but are “resistant” to new payment method technology, according to new research.
11-Mar-2014 - Enterprise Inns was found to have committed technical breaches of its code of practice in the latest case to reach the Pubs Independent Conciliation & Arbitration Service (PICA-Service).
10-Mar-2014 - Senior industry figures have written an open letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne MP, calling for a freeze in beer duty in next week’s Budget and further measures to support the pub trade.
10-Mar-2014 - iTradeNetwork, the owners and operators of online ordering website barbox.com, has closed the service, replacing it with individual supplier websites that it claims will provide customers with “an improved and more tailored ordering experience”.
10-Mar-2014 - Hospitality apprentices from Charnwood Training Group and Robinsons Brewery had the honour of catering and serving for a special reception at No. 10 Downing Street in support of National Apprenticeship Week.
10-Mar-2014 - The Liberal Democrats have committed to introducing a right for pub tenants to buy the freehold of their venue if it’s put up for sale at an independently assessed market value.
10-Mar-2014 - Pubs are missing out on their share in a £100m small business rates relief windfall because local councils are failing to provide up-to-date advice, a report has found.
07-Mar-2014 - An experienced publican, who has operated pubs in north London for 40 years, is to purchase the Enterprise Inns lease of the Alma in Newington Green, after running the pub on a tenancy-at-will agreement since December.
07-Mar-2014 - A Cumbrian pub has finished runner-up in a national competition to find the UK’s friendliest business after judges praised its strong community ethos.
07-Mar-2014 - The 10 largest managed pub operators expect to employ over 9,000 apprentices during 2014, more than twice as many as last year, new figures show.
06-Mar-2014 - Lambeth Council has rejected plans for an early morning restriction order, stating that the legislation needs re-examining to see if it is suitable for solving the problem of late-night nuisance from bars and clubs.
06-Mar-2014 - The VAT Club is planning to repeat last year’s Tax Parity Day to highlight the inequality of VAT on food and drink in pubs and restaurants – under the revised name Tax Equality Day.
06-Mar-2014 - Thwaites has launched a new campaign to help pubs within its estate achieve Cask Marque status.
06-Mar-2014 - There seems little appetite from local authorities for the power to set licensing fees locally “with all the administration and probable hassle this would bring”, according to views expressed at the first of four dedicated Home Office-hosted roadshows.
06-Mar-2014 - Almost all UK pubs raise money for charity, according to new research conducted by RPBI on behalf of PubAid.
06-Mar-2014 - Tenants have reported a significant improvement in their relationships with their pub companies over the past year, according to new research.
05-Mar-2014 - Alex Reilley, who has overseen the impressive growth of Loungers, has been singled out by his peers as the stand-out individual in the eating-out and drinking-out market.
05-Mar-2014 - Molson Coors is supporting the Publican Awards 2014 as a bar and wine partner.
05-Mar-2014 - Apathy among the trade towards late-night levies is a big concern and a significant factor in local authorities bringing in the tax, according to a leading licensing lawyer.
05-Mar-2014 - The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned ‘sexually explicit’ student night adverts by a Leeds nightclub event organiser.
05-Mar-2014 - The Beer Academy has accredited three new sommeliers taking the total number to 50.
05-Mar-2014 - Greene King and Stonegate have announced UK-wide apprenticeship schemes to boost the skills profiles of their employees as part of National Apprenticeship Week.
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