Legal

Cultural and economic assets: the Government has pledged to help protect Britain's music venues

Government backs 'agent of change' rollout

By Stuart Stone

The pub industry has reacted positively to the news that an agent-of-change principle, protecting the UK’s live music venues from property developers, has received Government backing and will be written into planning law.

Blue Monday: the Bucket List attempted to cheer people up with its fake parking tickets (Image: Google Maps)

Pub claims 'fake parking ticket' campaign was a success

By Georgina Townshend

A pub has apologised for any offence caused after it placed fake parking tickets on cars around the site advertising 50% off its new menu but claims although it was a "headache", it was also a success.

Positive outlook: Christie & Co's Business Outlook report 2018 has an upbeat tone for the year ahead

Property specialist upbeat about pub trade for 2018

By Stuart Stone

Adviser for buying and selling businesses in the hotel, pub, restaurant sectors Christie & Co launched its annual Business Outlook report with a positive attitude towards the year ahead and embracing change.

Trusted identification: police and trade bodies urge licensees to accept redesigned ID cards

Proof-of-age card could stop passport losses

By Stuart Stone

Following a campaign by the Home Office urging young people not to use their passports as proof of age, the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) launched a new age card design on 17 January to reflect endorsement from the National Police Chiefs’ Council...

The last straw: the ALMR has encouraged pubs and bars to give up single-use plastic

Pub sector 'ready to lead the way' on reducing plastic waste

By Georgina Townshend

The pub sector is focused on reducing harmful plastic waste, the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) said, as it encouraged businesses in the trade that have not yet phased out and single-use banned plastic straws to do so.