All news articles for March 2020

Taking measures: the Government has stated its rules on pay during sickness for Covid-19


Your guide to paying staff with coronavirus

By Alice Leader

The Government has announced today (3 March) that up to one fifth of employees may be absent from work during the peak of the coronavirus outbreak – so what do you need to know about paying these staff members?

Sweet sales: new data reveals rum is becoming an increasingly popular tipple and could be in line to take the gin limelight

Rum on target to steal gin’s crown

By Alice Leader

New data shows rum is on course to hit the same heights as gin, as sales rose by 7% year on year in 2019, according to CGA.

Additional punishment: the defendant was ordered to pay £521,000 or face an additional five-year prison sentence

Illegal streaming supplier hit with £521k bill

By Nikkie Thatcher

A supplier of illegal streaming devices that provided unauthorised access to Premier League content has been ordered to pay back £521,000 to the ‘public purse’.

Reducing its portfolio: SA Brain currently has more than 200 sites

SA Brain to sell 40 ‘non-core’ pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

Welsh brewer and operator SA Brain is to sell 40 pubs that are “not core to its business” and will be reorganising its support centre to create a “leaner and more agile business”.

Diversity of Hants: Hampshire enjoys city life while being located on the south coast and also boasts beautiful countryside

Regional report

Why own a pub in Hampshire?

By Michelle Perrett

Hampshire, as a county, has the perfect blend of city, coast and countryside.

On the grapevine: how wine can become your point of difference versus your rivals

Vine-tuning your pub’s wine offer

By Emily Hawkins

With some reports suggesting wine sales are down, what can pubs do to revive their offers and ensure they are making the most of the drink?

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