Legislation

Precedent set: Thomas Edwards of Fladgate says we are likely to see more enforcement action on fake reviews

Fighting back against paid review fraud

By Stuart Stone

Thomas Edwards of law firm Fladgate examines what the court ruling on fake TripAdvisor reviews in Italy could mean for the hospitality sector in the UK.

Euro block: European Union regulations have prevented a quarter of pubs eligible for Philip Hammond's discounted business rates from claiming support

EU rules prevent Government support to 7,000 pubs

By Stuart Stone

A quarter of pubs eligible for Government aid have missed out on assistance as a result of European Union rules governing state aid, according to figures from Altus Group.

High street saviour: a varied night-time economy could help 'the beleaguered high street'

Pubs, bars and restaurants 'will save the high street'

By Stuart Stone

A new study by the Local Government Information Unit and the Portman Group has revealed that 92% of councils believe that the night-time economy can prevent the decline of high street retail.

Transparent data: pubcos regulated by the pubs code have started publishing monthly figures on responses to MRO-applications

Pubs code data published by BBPA

By Emily Hawkins

Pubcos regulated by the pubs code have started publishing monthly data on the numbers of market rent only (MRO) notices issued, conversion rates into MRO agreements and other trends.