Legal

Different approach needed: licensee Elaine Hamer believes publicans are fighting a losing battle against drugs

Licensee's views on drug use in pubs

By Robert Mann

The use of illicit drugs in pubs is not a new problem and is one that continues to cause headaches for operators and, unfortunately, even the most responsible and well-run licensed premises are not immune from issues surrounding them.

Pub champ: Anne Main MP says a one-size-fits-all business rates model does not work for pubs in her district

A group of publicans has united against the rates system

By Emily Hawkins

Ahead of a parliamentary probe into the business rates system, The Morning Advertiser (MA) spoke to St Albans MP Anne Main about her work raising the concerns of the city’s publicans in Westminster.

Legislative timeline: what changes have passed through Parliament since The Morning Advertiser was founded 225 years ago

MA at 225

Putting the house in order

By Poppleston Allen

Specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen unravels legislative twists and turns affecting the pub trade in the past 225 years.

Delegated responsibility: personal licence holders can authorise others to sell alcohol

Legal Q&A: freepour warning

By Poppleston Allen

Specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen's latest legal Q&A looks at the rules governing free-pouring and personal licences.

Spell it out: be precise when setting out your plans for door staff

Legal top tips: How simple errors can prove costly

By Poppleston Allen

Sometimes the easiest of tasks pose the direst of consequences if you get them wrong. I have often seen applications rejected, stalled or have unintended consequences for the simplest of mistakes.

Rate debate: Save UK Pubs has voiced concerns over increases in pubs' rateable value

Pub rateable values increase ‘by up to 567%’

By Stuart Stone

Ahead of a Commons debate on beer taxation, research has found that a large number of operators have borne the brunt of huge increases in rateable value following 2017 reform.

Calling time on 'outdated rates': UKH and CAMRA want a Government enquiry into the current business rates system

‘Out of date’ rates system probe welcomed

By Stuart Stone

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and UKHospitality (UKH) have both welcomed the launch of an enquiry into the impact of the current business rates system.