The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
06-Dec-2013 - Beer volumes are predicted to decrease by 15% over the next five years, according to economic forecasts released as part of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.
06-Dec-2013 - Business Innovation and Skills Minister Jo Swinson has confirmed the Government will be publishing a response to the consultation over the pubco tenant relationship “very shortly”.
06-Dec-2013 - Publicans across the east coast are concerned for their Christmas trade, after a North Sea surge, predicted to be the worst for 60 years, has battered parts of the country.
06-Dec-2013 - The Publican’s Morning Advertiser beer columnist Roger Protz was awarded the Fuller’s ESB Award for Writing for the Beer and Pub Trade at the annual British Guild of Beer Writers dinner last night.
06-Dec-2013 - The Alma, in Newington Green, north London, has re-opened with a new tenant at the helm, one month after former licensee Kirsty Valentine was evicted following a four-year legal dispute with owner Enterprise Inns.
06-Dec-2013 - The venue for the first meeting of the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s #PubOps Club can now be revealed as Hermitage Road in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
06-Dec-2013 - Bar Sport provides a range of support for its franchisees, including sourcing the venue, the company’s founder Scott Murray told delegates at the MA300 conference last week.
05-Dec-2013 - Spirit Leased has launched a wine menu package for its licensees in conjunction with wine experts Crown Cellars.
05-Dec-2013 - The pub industry has responded to Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement, in which he has promised to ease the burden of business rates and extend small business rate relief.
05-Dec-2013 - The Home Office has said it will announce which local authorities will be taking part in the Local Alcohol Action Area (LAAA) project in due course.
05-Dec-2013 - Chancellor George Osborne has promised pubs with a rateable value of under £50,000 a rebate of £1,000 over the next two years.
05-Dec-2013 - A multiple operator has accused the business rates system of being “flawed” and “crazy” after facing a hike of almost £15,000 a year in business rates at just one site.
05-Dec-2013 - Former ice hockey player Andre Blais told the MA300 event last week what it's like to run four American sports bar and restaurants in London.
05-Dec-2013 - Pubs and other businesses are increasingly at risk of legal action because they are failing to obtain required planning permission due to pressure on their businesses — according to a planning consultant.
05-Dec-2013 - Local authorities have been making “dreadful procedural errors” and could face legal challenges from the trade over the introduction of early-morning restriction orders (EMROs) and late-night levies (LNLs), trade bodies have claimed.
04-Dec-2013 - The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that the advert for the coalition of industry brewers Let There Be Beer can not be shown again.
04-Dec-2013 - The PMA team will be live blogging chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement, which is set to include updates on business rates, energy and alcohol duty.
04-Dec-2013 - The British Beer & Pub Association has written to Chancellor George Osborne urging him to extend Small Business Rate Relief in the Autumn Statement.
04-Dec-2013 - A pub landlady in Worcestershire has gone above and beyond the call of duty for her customers this Christmas - by offering free overnight accommodation in the back garden to keep them safe.
04-Dec-2013 - InnBrighton has developed a new business model that it has begun to use while expanding into London boroughs with a similar demographic to Brighton.
04-Dec-2013 - The pub trade triumphed at the Hospitality Guild Apprenticeship Awards yesterday, with several pub companies and employees scooping up awards.
04-Dec-2013 - Pub failure is due to "outside industries raping the industry for revenue" and a range of "challenges" rather than the offer not being right, according to InnBrighton.
04-Dec-2013 - The chancellor George Osborne is to cap increases in business rates in Thursday’s Autumn Statement in a bid to boost businesses and the High Street, according to the BBC.
04-Dec-2013 - A couple are celebrating after 25 years at the helm of the Miners Arms in Swadlincote, Derbyshire.
04-Dec-2013 - Chester Pubwatch has introduced a minimum alcohol price condition for all its members, ruling that any licensed premises that charges less than £1.50 for an alcoholic drink will lose its accreditation.
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