Powerhouse: Darwin & Wallace is setting high standards for pub and bar design

How to create an award-winning pub design

By Stuart Stone

Mel Marriott of Darwin & Wallace – winner of the pub category at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards three years on the spin – speaks to The Morning Advertiser about pub design.

Wages rise: a NLW increase means employers will have to pay staff (aged 25+) 38p more per hour (Ubermenschmatt/

Autumn Budget 2018

NLW will rise to £8.21

By Nikkie Sutton

The national living wage (NLW) paid to workers aged 25 or over will increase to £8.21 per hour in April 2019, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in his Autumn Budget yesterday (29 October).

Online tax: UKHospitality and the BBPA welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget announcement of a digital tax


Digital tax welcome news to industry

By Emily Hawkins

Industry chiefs have welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement of a new digital tax on UK revenues of large technology companies.

Rising up: the number of personal licences approved has increased by 1,100 in England and Wales

5% rise in personal licences issued

By Nikkie Sutton

More than 700,000 personal licences were granted in the 12 months to the end of March 2018 – a 5% increase on the previous year.

High street 'bloodbath': a worst-case scenario predicts the loss of up to 625,000 jobs if business tax isn't sorted

Budget puts 625,000 hospitality jobs at risk

By Nicholas Robinson

More than half-a-million hospitality jobs will be at risk if the Government doesn’t take urgent action on business taxation, UKHospitality has cautioned.