Health & safety

Charity merger: Alcohol Concern and Alcohol Research UK have merged to form a new organisation

Alcohol Change UK launches after merger

By Stuart Stone

Alcohol Concern – the charity behind Dry January – has merged with Alcohol Research UK to form a new organisation to reduce serious alcohol-related harm in the UK.

Safety: How can you keep your staff and customers secure?

Security in pubs: my camera never lies

By Fred A'Court

Safety issues are not only vital in keeping your customers out of harm’s way, they must be controlled so you retain your licence and stay out of legal trouble. Here, we look at how CCTV is crucial in general, and also at countering drugs and terrorism...

Purple pound: what long-term changes can your business make to improve disabled customers' experiences?

What is Purple Tuesday?

By Emily Hawkins

Purple Tuesday – the UK’s first day focused on making shopping and dining out accessible for disabled customers – took place today (Tuesday 13 November).

Positive role models: some children - and parents - know how to behave in public

Should children under 14 be allowed in pubs?

By Sophie Atherton

Sophie Atherton wonders, with unruly children creating havoc in outlets across the country, whether it is time to consider a return to the days of no under-14s in pubs

Positive for pubs: the Royal Society for Public Health has classed pubs and bars as a health benefit on high streets

Pubs ‘contribute to a healthy high street’

By Stuart Stone

A report by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) ranking Britain’s unhealthiest high streets has described pubs as centres for social interaction, and therefore a health benefit.

Light fantastic: firework displays can be great for business, but make sure all necessary precautions are put in place

How to organise a fireworks display at your pub

By Poppleston Allen

It is nearing the time of year again for the annual pyrotechnical event Guy Fawkes Night and you will no doubt be looking at what you can do to boost trade, perhaps including a firework display.