All news articles for March 09, 2016

'Lost enjoyment' of sensible drinkers would be made up for by befits of increased duty according to IAS

Budget

Alcohol duty judged 'too low' according to report

By Emily Sutherland

A new report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) has claimed alcohol taxes are too low – despite UK drinkers paying 52p per pint in duty, one of the highest rates in Europe.

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Healthy eating

Calorie counting "not important" for consumers

By Nicholas Robinson

Calorie labelling on pub food menus could be irrelevant, as new research from Mintel shows the information far from tops consumers' priorities when looking for nutritional guidance.

Paramount 21: 'Our sprat are 100% British'

Supplier profile

Flexitarians push Paramount 21 to boost veggie offer

By Nicholas Robinson

Frozen fish and vegetarian foodservice supplier Paramount 21 is preparing to boost its veggie and gluten-free offering following rising demand, the firm's chairman and director Ali Hannaford has said.

Renovating a Grade II-listed pub

How to renovate a Grade II-listed pub without hassle

By Ben Winstanley

Grade II-listed pubs offer some of the most scenic destinations to enjoy a pint in the UK but are notoriously difficult to make alterations to when it’s time for an upgrade. Ben Winstanley speaks to conservation specialist Stephen Griffiths to find out...