All news articles for November 2017

Falcon contracts: campaigners want to see an end to the agreements

Heineken urged to end Falcon contracts

By Claire Churchard

Campaigners have called on Heineken to end the use of Falcon contracts, which the company will be taking on as part of its deal to buy 1,900 Punch pubs.

Call for inclusion: the ALMR wants to see the sector included in skills reform

ALMR calls on Government to nurture hospitality workers

By Stuart Stone

With the Department for Education hosting its inaugural Skills Summit today (30 November), the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has implored the Government to include workers in the eating and drinking-out sector in plans to promote skills...

Repeat offender: thief targeted five pubs across the north-east

Fruit machine raider could face jail

By Stuart Stone

A thief who stole thousands of pounds from five bars and social clubs across Northumberland and Tyneside, pleaded guilty to four counts of burglary and was found guilty of a fifth after a trial.

Come together: (l-r) local Government minister Marcus Jones, BBPA chief executive Brigid Simmonds and APPBG former chair Andrew Griffiths celebrated the duty freeze

Celebrations for beer duty freeze

By Nikkie Sutton

Government ministers and brewing industry campaigners celebrated the freeze in beer duty in London this week (27 November).

Protection proposal: draft London Plan aims to help pubs and night economy

Trade bodies welcome draft London Plan

By Georgina Townshend

Trade bodies have welcomed London Mayor Sadiq Khan's draft London Plan - which pledges to protect pubs and the night-time economy.

Special permission: a temporary event notice authorise licensable activities at one-off or occasional events

Get your TENs in now for a happy Christmas

By Poppleston Allen

The festive season is fast approaching and for many in the hospitality industry and legal experts Poppleson Allen look at how to make the most of it.

Young Beer Writer of the Year: Beeson (third from the left, front) takes home the coveted award

MA’s Beeson takes home coveted beer award

By Nicholas Robinson

The Morning Advertiser’s (MA) food and drink reporter James Beeson was awarded the prestigious title of Young Beer Writer of the Year at last night’s British Guild of Beer Writers’ annual awards.

Drop in costs: improved sugar supply led to a 6.1% fall in prices year on year

Foodservice price inflation steadies for October

By Nikkie Sutton

Wholesale foodservice price inflation fell for the second month in a row last month (October) from 6.5% to 5.8%, according to the new edition of the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index.

Quick change: labour turnover among chefs is approximately 40% according to People 1st

How to solve the chef shortage

By Nikkie Sutton

International recruitment, early age intervention and maximising college opportunities are just three of the ways to ease the chef recruitment crisis, according to recruitment experts.