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Knowing your fixtures and fittings is essential when you're buying or selling a pub (Pic credit: adekvat/Thinkstock.co.uk)

More than a bit part: pub fixtures and fittings

By Stuart Stone

The ability to nail down pub fixtures and fittings is key to buying and selling a premises. Here is a basic guide to some of your business’s moving – and non-moving – parts that may or may not need pricing

Live-in: guardians now look after 15 empty London pubs

Who are London's pub property guardians?

By Stuart Stone

Calling a Live-in Guardian to stay in an empty pub while the site is between tenants or it's longer term future is being determined offers property owners a large number of benefits .

Demand for coastal destinations, such as Margate in Kent, is expected to continue

Regional focus on...the Home Counties

By Stuart Stone

Our regional focus on the Home Counties focuses on the best pubs in Kent, Surrey, Essex, Hertfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

Deposit scheme: the Government has announced it intends to introduce a single-use deposit scheme

What impact could a deposit scheme have on pubs?

By Stuart Stone

The hospitality industry has reacted to news that the Government intends to introduce a deposit scheme for single-use glass, plastic bottles, and steel and aluminium cans.

Not just gender issues: research shows the disparity of pay in the hospitality sector

Hospitality has 'significant levels' of pay disparity

By Georgina Townshend

Women working in pubs are paid on average £2,279 (8.4%) less than men, according to research that revealed "significant levels" of pay disparity in the hospitality sector not only by gender, but nationality and job function as well.

Safe havens: MPs, NHS, police and businesses celebrate safe spaces

Impact of safe spaces recognised at parliamentary reception

By Stuart Stone

Multi-agency partnership schemes that reduce crime and vulnerability in the night-time economy were celebrated by MPs, members of the NHS and police, and businesses at a parliamentary reception hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group and Portman...

Action needed: UKHospitality warns the Government over unemployment and business rates

UKHospitality pushes for action on unemployment and business rates

By Georgina Townshend

UKHospitality (UKH) has warned the Government that it "must act" to lower costs for businesses or risk further joblessness and loss of vital hospitality businesses while calling for an overhaul in the system of discretionary business rates relief.

What's to come: possible exemptions to the policy could be found in cheese shops or wine bars

Could cumulative impact zone policies stifle pub innovations?

By Poppleston Allen

Local authorities up and down the land have adopted a wide range of cumulative impact policy zones, covering specific geographical areas where unacceptable levels of crime, disorder or public nuisance are deemed to take place.

Don't take a gamble: What you need to know legally about gambling machines

Don't take a gamble with gambling machines

By Poppleston Allen

Alcohol-licensed premises can provide gaming machines to their customers if they benefit from an on-licence, they contain bar facilities for the sale and consumption of alcohol and there is no requirement that alcohol is only served with food.