The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
13-Dec-2013 - Plans to legislate in the pubco/tenant relationship could close up to 1,600 pubs, according to a report prepared for the Government.
13-Dec-2013 - Minister for consumer affairs Jo Swinson has admitted that a Government decision over the introduction of a statutory code will be delayed.
13-Dec-2013 - Consumer affairs minister Jo Swinson explains the Government decision to delay its response until the New Year.
13-Dec-2013 - Carlsberg UK has announced that Benet Slay is to leave the company as chief executive and will be replaced by current sales director James Lousada.
13-Dec-2013 - The national Future High Streets Forum is to be extended to include the pub sector with the appointment of Spirit chief executive Mike Tye and British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) chief executive Brigid Simmonds.
13-Dec-2013 - The eighth PICA-Service hearing took place at the Sheffield Cathedral Conference Centre on Friday, 22 November, 2013.
13-Dec-2013 - A South Yorkshire licensee has forced a local authority to change its policy regarding emails being used as evidence in licensing hearings, after he criticised that his privacy had been “compromised”.
13-Dec-2013 - The Churchill Arms in London’s Kensington has set a record with 57 trees and 11,500 lights to celebrate Christmas.
12-Dec-2013 - The landlord of the Gunmakers in London is to open a second venue a free-of-tie leased pub in West Brompton.
12-Dec-2013 - Pub and restaurant operators must embrace new technologies in order to be successful in 2014.
12-Dec-2013 - The chief executive of Carlsberg UK told MPs that further opportunities lie ahead for the pub sector at the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group/British Beer Public Association (BBPA) Christmas reception.
12-Dec-2013 - Government and health bodies’ attempts to persuade consumers to think about how many alcohol units they are consuming appear to be failing, with the vast majority of UK adults admitting that they don’t keep track, according to new consumer research.
12-Dec-2013 - Britain may be falling out of love with nightclubs but continues to up its spending on eating out at pubs, according to the latest study into leisure-spending habits.
12-Dec-2013 - The Publican's Morning Advertiser owner William Reed Business Media (WRBM) has acquired the Allegra Foodservice business - formerly a division of Allegra Strategies.
12-Dec-2013 - Pubs are predicting positive Christmas trading with bookings up on last year.
12-Dec-2013 - The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is launching a Pubs and the Economy campaign to highlight the fact that the pub industry employs over 500,000 people and adds £19bn a year to the British economy.
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 - A group that represents chief police officers has said it does not support a national extension of licensing hours for the World Cup, something the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) said could bring in an extra £20m for pubs.
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.
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