Legal

Closing time: almost 80 pubs a month shut in 2018

More than 900 pubs were lost in 2018

By Nikkie Sutton

Some 76 pubs a month closed their doors last year – a total of 914 during the 2018 calendar year – according to new research.

Miund the gap: pubco gender pay gap revealed

Spotlight

The pubco gender pay gap

By Emily Hawkins

Companies published their gender pay statistics this month, revealing many pubcos have narrowed their gaps, albeit by incremental percentages. Here’s what employers can do to ensure women can advance in the sector.

Legal advice: licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen lays down the law

Podcast

The Legal Surgery Podcast

By Ed Bedington

Running a pub can prove to be something of a legal minefield for all operators, but fear not! The Morning Advertiser has teamed up with legal experts Poppleston Allen to bring you a brand new podcast to answer your legal issues.

Strong responses to PCA: Brigid Simmonds of the BBPA and Greg Mulholland of the British Pub Confederation

PCA waste guidance ‘may confuse rather than help publicans’

By Stuart Stone

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and British Pub Confederation have responded to new pubs code adjudicator (PCA) guidance designed to offer tenants greater clarity on waste and on beer and cider duty during rent negotiations.

Key knowledge: Good multiple operators can make each site feel independent, know their customer base and are committed to great service

The rise of the multi-site regional operator

By Stuart Stone

Hundreds of multi-site regional operators are thriving across the UK off the strength of smaller, local markets. Industry experts are able to give some insight on how and why they’ve been so successful

Legal Q&A: what do pubs need to know about responding to staff accidents and converting outdoor spaces?

Legal Q&A: Staff slips and maximising space

By Poppleston Allen

Specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen's latest legal Q&A looks at best practice following a staff accident and what operators need to know before converting outdoor space.

Get involved: Make sure your pub isn’t affected by complacency

Top tips: Early intervention could save a business

By Poppleston Allen

We have all been there. We have received information asking for our views and ignored it. We then become frustrated and complain when a decision affects our business or livelihood even though it’s as a result of our complacency.

Mini rant: Mistakes happen but the latest legislation could stifle sensible discussion and resolution

Best to keep mum

By Poppleston Allen

Mistakes happen but the most recent legislation could be said to make sensible discussions and rectification more difficult