All news articles for February 2020

New fee: the annual payment will include other benefits as a paying member

AA to charge for Rosette scheme

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs and restaurants wanting to appear in the the AA's annual guidebook and be eligible for a Rosette will have to pay a yearly fee of £150, plus VAT.

Danger to all: the inspection found serious deficiencies that put residents, hotel guests and staff members at risk

Publican sentenced over fire safety breaches

By Alice Leader

The owner of the Foresters Arms pub and hotel has been convicted after admitting serious breaches of fire safety law after its standards “fell far short”.

Positive performance: Liberation Group has announced growth in its yearly sales

Liberation Group year sales up

By Emily Hawkins

Jersey-based pub company the Liberation Group has reported like-for-like growth of 3.6% for the full year across its managed pubs estate.

Nitty gritty: The Compass Project’s David Paulin says hospitality needs more practical solutions

Time to put mental health words into action

By Emily Hawkins

The organiser of a project focusing on mental health in hospitality said he realised the pub sector still has a long way to go in breaking down the attached stigmas.

Rates relief: the Government announced the business rates discount for eligible pubs last month (January)

Delay to business rates discount

By Nikkie Thatcher

The business rate relief for thousands of pubs that was announced by the Government last month (January) will be delayed for some councils due to ‘software changes’.

Chief champion: Molson Coors’ Phil Whitehead is on the board at the British Beer & Pub Association

Molson Coors MD is new BBPA chairman

By Alice Leader

The managing director of Molson Coors Western Europe has been appointed as chairman of the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), following a vote at the trade association’s general meeting.

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