All news articles for September 2021

Advice piece: Poppleston Allen give the answers you need to know about pavement licences (image: Getty/urbazon)

Licensing hub - legal with Poppleston Allen

Legal Q&A: pavement licences

By Poppleston Allen

Licensing experts Poppleston Allen answer questions about pavement licences.

Positive outlook: Business leaders are more optimistic about trading (Credit: Getty/ SolStock)

Business leaders optimistic but major challenges remain

By Michelle Perrett

Seven in 10 (70%) pub, restaurant and bar leaders feel optimistic about their businesses’ prospects for the next 12 months, the third-quarter Business Confidence Survey from CGA and Fourth has revealed.

Legal advice: James Fownes of Shakespeare Martineau

A solution for pubs with pandemic-induced rent arrears?

By James Fownes, property disputes partners, Shakespeare Martineau

The Government is looking to introduce legislation to alleviate the problem of rent arrears accrued during the pandemic, here at law expert Shakespeare Martineau, we look at the situation.

Survey says: drink-led occasions made up nearly half of pub visits, according to Lumina Intelligence (image: Getty/LauriPatterson)

Almost half of pub visits are wet-led

By Nikkie Thatcher

Two in five (42%) visits to pubs are for drink-only occasions, while almost a quarter (24%) of trips to the on-trade are for dinner, new research has revealed.

Industry impact: rising gas prices has meant factories that produce CO2 as a by product closed (image: Getty/Edin)

Gov to step in to help solve CO2 crisis

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government has announced a temporary agreement with American-owned firm CF Fertilisers in a bid to help ensure a continued supply of CO2 to UK businesses.

Company history: Stonegate started some 11 years ago

How the UK's biggest pub company was formed

By Nikkie Thatcher

With Stonegate now being the largest pub company in the UK, The Morning Advertiser has taken a deep dive in the company’s history of mergers and acquisitions in its 11-year history.

Tax change: the temporary reduced VAT rate of 5% will rise to 12.5% from 1 October (image: Getty/Jonathan Knowles)

Price of a pint could rise by 25p predicts Sacha Lord

By Nikkie Thatcher

Night-time economy adviser and operator Sacha Lord estimated prices of drinks will go up by between 7% and 10% with the average price of a pint set to rise by 25p, in line with the 7.5% VAT increase to cover the overall losses felt by operators.