All news articles for January 2022

SA Brain reported to be negotiating the sale of the majority of it's estate to Song Capital and Cerberus Capital

SA Brain in deal to sell estate

By Ed Bedington

Leading Welsh brewer SA Brain is reported to be set to sell the freeholds of the majority of it’s pubs to a global consortium for a reported £100m.

Reciprocal relationship: online training offers skills to your staff that will help your business

FEATURE

Feature: Get the right staff and let tech help you win in business

By Gary Lloyd

We all know that if we want to make money in our pubs, we need customers to buy drinks and food but there are many aspects needed to enable that to happen from having the right staff to do the right things through to back-office tech to help make the...

Restarting recovery: Restrictions on hospitality businesses to be lifted as of 28 January with crowds back at sporting events the week before (Credit: Shutterstock/ComposedPix)

Welsh Six Nations games to be played in Wales

By Rebecca Weller

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed Wales’s Six Nations rugby matches are to be hosted in Wales as planned after restrictions were lifted, offering a chance for hospitality businesses in the country to recoup some revenue from lost trade...

Hospitality worked hard to be compliant: industry angry and disappointed UK leaders did not act sensibly during lockdown (Image credit: Andrew Parsons/No 10 Downing Street via Flickr)

Downing Street lockdown parties make a ‘mockery’ of everything

By Rebecca Weller

Lockdown parties have showed the Government to be in shambles as hospitality worked hard to keep customers safe and follow the rules during lockdown despite receiving thousands of pounds worth of fines while our leadership did not act appropriately, according...

What's in the news 14 January

Review of the Week

Restrictions have had no impact on infection rates

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington catches up with Castle Rock Brewery boss Colin Wilde to hear his thoughts on the weeks news, from the impacts of restrictions, frustrations over government behaviour and isolation rules changing.

Positive outlook: Fleurets says there have been high levels of demands for pubs in all regions

Demand outstripped supply in pub property market last year

By Gary Lloyd

Strong demand for pubs rather than a flood of empty sites or failed businesses has been the most significant feature of the pub market in the past year, according to leisure property specialist Fleurets’ Survey of Pub Prices 2021 report.

New measures: the rules mean those who test positive for Covid-19 can leave isolation on day six if they have had two consecutive negative lateral flow tests on days five and six (image: Getty/TraceyAPhotos)

Cutting isolation to 5 full days ‘very helpful for sector’

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government’s announcement about self-isolation for those with Covid-19 being able to end after five full days following two negative lateral flow tests has been welcomed by the trade as it could help ease staffing pressures.