All news articles for May 2018

Out of pocket: Britain's bar staff are tipped less often than hairdressers and takeaway delivery drivers

Only 29% of Brits tip bar staff

By Stuart Stone

According to research conducted by online marketplace OnBuy.com, Britain’s bar staff are tipped less often than hairdressers, taxi drivers, waiters and takeaway delivery drivers.

Protection plea: CAMRA welcomes news that five more pub buildings, built after WW2, have been saved

CAMRA calls to protect more post-war pubs

By Stuart Stone

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has welcomed Historic England’s decision to list five new post-war pubs, and is calling for more post-war pubs to be given similar treatment.

One year on: VOA has released figures for the first year of Check Challenge Appeal

Businesses 'still can’t navigate new rates system'

By Stuart Stone

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has released statistics shedding light on the impact of Check Challenge Appeal (CCA) in the first year since the new system for business rates appeals was introduced in April 2017.

Angel of the north: BrewDog has opened its ninth site in London

BrewDog opens ninth venue in London

By Stuart Stone

Independent craft brewer BrewDog has expanded its presence in the capital with the opening of a new venue in Angel, Islington – its ninth in London.

Trend: beer styles such as DIPAs and imperial stouts are increasingly sold by craft brewers in 440ml or 500ml cans

Could DIPAs be banned under new Portman Group guidelines?

By James Beeson

Brewers selling double IPAs (DIPAs), imperial stouts and other strong beer styles in large packaging formats could fall foul of a new review into the Portman Group’s code of practice, according to the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).

Alfresco trading: Making the most of outside areas now the weather's warming up

Alfresco trading: get inside out

By Michelle Perrett

At the first signs of summer, the thoughts of many consumers and operators alike turn to that classic image of drinks and food in an attractive alfresco setting. But bear in mind, expectations are constantly rising, with punters looking for all the mod...

Nice little earner: don't leave your assets gathering dust, subcontract out your rooms

Breathing space: subcontracting your pub rooms for profit

By Emma Eversham

For licensees looking to make extra cash to keep the business rates wolves from the door, subcontracting your space to groups can be a low-maintenance way of bringing in extra revenue while creating goodwill.

Boss departure: CAMRA chief executive Tim Page steps down

CAMRA chief executive Tim Page steps down

By Nicholas Robinson

The Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) chief executive Tim Page has announced he will no longer head the organisation following the results of the Revitalisation Project in April.