The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
01-Oct-2014 - New figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have claimed that UK consumers spend more every year on illegal drugs and prostitution than beer and wine.
01-Oct-2014 - Star Pubs & Bars is for the first time allowing lessees to access data specific to their own pub via the company’s ecommerce site.
01-Oct-2014 - The BII (British Institute of Innkeeping) has begun its search for a new chairman.
01-Oct-2014 - Two consecutive cuts in beer duty will ultimately create 16,000 jobs for the pub sector and boost beer sales by over 500 million pints, a new study has claimed.
01-Oct-2014 - Licensees in Gosport have hit out at the council for putting the former Mayor on the licensing board, four months after he was banned from all Pubwatch venues in the Hampshire town.
01-Oct-2014 - The new Mandatory Licensing Conditions that came into effect today (1 October) will tighten up existing conditions that have been in force on all “on-trade” premises licences and club premises certificates since 2010.
01-Oct-2014 - Nottinghamshire Police has objected to an application from JD Wetherspoon (JDW) to reduce one of its pub’s hours to avoid paying a late-night levy, on the grounds of “crime and disorder, public safety and the prevention of public nuisance”.
01-Oct-2014 - Jacques Borel says “most” of his VAT Club members would sign a contract with Government binding them to re-investing the proceeds from a tax cut.
30-Sep-2014 - The Publican's Morning Advertiser has compiled a one-stop shop of all the content relating to Federation against Copyright Theft (FACT) action against illegal Sky football screenings, including an interactive map of fined pubs. Find out all you need to know here.
30-Sep-2014 - Licensing consultant Michael Kheng has been appointed acting chair of the East Midlands region of the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII).
30-Sep-2014 - A licensee, whose venue has survived two reviews, has called for local councils to be more proactive in mediating disputes between residents and premises to reduce the number taken to hearings.
30-Sep-2014 - The Licensed Trade Charity’s Support & Care service helped thousands of people in its first year.
30-Sep-2014 - A website has been launched to help licensees look after and sell cask ale successfully.
30-Sep-2014 - Operators should take the time to research the culture of an area before opening a site there, according to Laine Pub Company’s Gavin George.
29-Sep-2014 - A number of pubs across the country have either opened or re-opened this month following extensive fit-outs and refurbishment of premises. See a selection of the best images of the work here.
29-Sep-2014 - Every single winner in the Publican’s Choice Awards during the years has deserved their victory because it can only happen with your genuine vote of confidence. See this year's winners here.
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29-Sep-2014 - The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has announced its new chief executive, three months after Mike Benner left the post.
29-Sep-2014 - A licensee, who has spent £12,000 in an effort to limit noise from her pub, has called for support ahead of a second licence review hearing.
29-Sep-2014 - Star Wars actor Warwick Davis oversaw the finale of Stonegate's Britain's biggest pub tour at the Slug and Lettuce, St Katherine's Dock, London on Friday (26 September).
29-Sep-2014 - Craft beer, like the introduction of guest ale, is changing the way we drink, speak and share information, according to The Evan Evans Group.
29-Sep-2014 - British Institute of InnKeeping (BII) Licensee of the Year Lee Price emphasised the importance of treating all differing segments of your customer base with equal value.
29-Sep-2014 - Gordon Burns, the host of iconic game show the Krypton Factor, has launched a quiz game for pubs.
26-Sep-2014 - Spirit Pub Company firm Wacky Warehouse has released its first official song “It’s Wacky” by children’s pop group, the Little Singers.
26-Sep-2014 - The publican of the George Inn in Chartham, Kent, fears he is being “driven out” of his pub by “malicious keyboard warriors” complaining about noise.
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