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Merry Christmas and happy new year from the MA

23-Dec-2016 - That's all folks! The Morning Advertiser wishes all its readers a merry Christmas and happy new year.

Pubs code

Industry welcomes stocking rights clarification

23-Dec-2016 - The industry has responded positively to the recent announcement from the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) over stocking rights but said more clarification is needed. 

Publican Awards

Meet the Publican Awards nominees: Best Managed Pub Company (2-50 sites), sponsored by Molson Coors

22-Dec-2016 - Five managed pub companies with fewer than 50 sites have been shortlisted for this category at March's Publican Awards .


Gambling Commission recommends reduction for many in operating licence fees

22-Dec-2016 - The Gambling Commission and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have reviewed proposals for operating licence annual fees, which will come into force this year.


Home Office urges young people not to use passports as ID

22-Dec-2016 - The Home Office has urged students and young people not to use a passport to verify their age in pubs and clubs.


BBPA demands clarity on late-night levy decision

22-Dec-2016 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has written to Liverpool City Council to ask for clarification over the process it used to reach a decision to implement a late-night...


Night Tube sees drinks sales up, but food sales down

22-Dec-2016 - The introduction of the Night Tube to London has seen an uplift in drinks sales – but at the expense of food sales, a new report has shown.


Best of the Christmas sport to show in the pub

22-Dec-2016 - Customers are going to need very little encouragement to get into the pub over the festive period but here is the sport that can bring in some extra trade over...


'Dirty and greasy' pub fined £2.5k for food hygiene violations

22-Dec-2016 - A pub was slapped with a £2,500 bill after environmental health officers discovered a range of potentially dangerous food safety violations. 

2017 predictions

Mulholland calls for unity to fight business rates

22-Dec-2016 - The chair of the British Pub Confederation has predicted that the pub industry will be united on at least one thing in the new year.


Heineken campaign to reinforce pubs' community role

22-Dec-2016 - Heineken has joined forces with a national poetry champion to shine a light on the important role pubs play in building community spirit. 

Pub Games

Pub games TV series from 1970s to be rerun

22-Dec-2016 - Licensees can offer a throwback to the 1970s on Boxing Day when The Indoor League, the TV series in which players competed in traditional pub games, will be screened again.

Online Reviews

Less than two thirds of businesses specifically monitor review websites

22-Dec-2016 - Only 60% of operators are specifically monitoring their performance on key review sites, a survey by Barclays for the second Future Shock report has revealed.


Darts and football lead the way for new year sport

22-Dec-2016 - A huge set of football matches and the conclusion of the World Darts Championship are here for pub customers to see in the new year.

Personal licence

‘Ignorant’ courts fail to punish convicted personal licence holders

22-Dec-2016 - Licensing solicitor Poppleston Allen has claimed a lack of action taken by courts against convicted personal licence holders is down to ignorance.


BrewDog announces £70m turnover after crowdfunding success

22-Dec-2016 - BrewDog has announced a turnover of £70m after setting up two successful crowdfunding initiatives on Crowdcube this year.

Publican Awards

Meet the Publican Awards nominees: Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (201+ sites), sponsored by Kuehne & Nagel

21-Dec-2016 - Four pub companies will be competing for Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (201+ sites), sponsored by Kuehne & Nagel at March's Publican Awards .

2017 predictions

2017 predictions: Fleurets forecasts one more pubco exit from tied lease model

21-Dec-2016 - Fleurets has predicted that at least one tenanted pub company will exit the tied lease operating model in 2017.

Pub walks

CAMRA encourages people to go on a ‘pub walk’ this Christmas

21-Dec-2016 - A series of guides mapping short walks that finish with a stop at a real ale pub have been produced by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and walking charity...

Pubs code

Industry campaigners blast PCA's pubs code clarification as 'unhelpful'

21-Dec-2016 - A bid by the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) to clear up confusion around "stocking requirements" has been slammed by industry campaigners as "unhelpful". 


Best of the pubs on the market - December 2016

21-Dec-2016 - A Lake District site on Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk, a pub with two AA rosettes plus more in our roundup of the best pubs on the market at the...

Leisure tracker

Greene King Leisure Tracker: drinking out spend up year-on-year

21-Dec-2016 - Consumers spent less money on drinking in November but their spend remained significantly higher than the same period last year, reports Greene King’s monthly Leisure Tracker.


Castle Rock brewery to use green-energy brewing process

21-Dec-2016 - Castle Rock Brewery has launched a new year-long renewable energy scheme to make its brewing process more environmentally-friendly.  

Publican Awards

Meet the Publican Awards nominees: Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (up to 200 sites), sponsored by Sky

20-Dec-2016 - Introducing the two tenanted or leased pub companies with less than 200 sites that will be going head to head at March's Publican Awards .


Camerons brewery launches Motörhead beer collaboration

20-Dec-2016 - Camerons brewery has launched a new beer, Röad Crew, as part of a collaboration with heavy metal band Motörhead

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