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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.

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.

Illegal activity: kegs are the target of theft by organised crime (image; Getty/urbancow)

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Kegs caught in supply crisis

By Michelle Perrett

Keg supplies are being hit by the transport crisis that is ravaging the pub and hospitality sector.

Cask Ale Week: Pubs can promote their cask ale

Pubs urged to celebrate Cask Ale Week

By Michelle Perrett

Pubs are being urged to celebrate Cask Beer Week, which runs from 23 September to 3 October, to help boost trade in the wake of the pandemic.

Increase approved: the beer delivery drivers have accepted the new 4% pay offer (image: Getty/Monty Rakusen)

Draymen pay dispute settled

By Nikkie Thatcher

A pay dispute from 1,000 beer delivery drivers has now been settled after they voted in favour of accepting a higher pay offer.

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