Operators, especially those with multiple sites, are spending big to ensure customer safety, on door staff as well as CCTV focusing on the streets outside. With police funding under constant pressure, who is really policing our streets?
Regularly selling alcohol to underage customers and illegally employing workers practices are among the most problematic situations for site operators that can land them in prison, according to expert licensing solicitors.
Environment secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that a ban on single-use plastic coming into force in April 2020 will still allow pubs and bars to provide plastic straws to disabled customers on request.
As the Government launches its first statutory review of the pubs code, chair of the British Pub Confederation, and former MP, Greg Mulholland has demanded the lack of “genuine” market-rent-only (MRO) option be addressed.