Legislation

Strong responses to PCA: Brigid Simmonds of the BBPA and Greg Mulholland of the British Pub Confederation

PCA waste guidance ‘may confuse rather than help publicans’

By Stuart Stone

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and British Pub Confederation have responded to new pubs code adjudicator (PCA) guidance designed to offer tenants greater clarity on waste and on beer and cider duty during rent negotiations.

Between the lines: Despite pub closures, the trade has remained steady and there has even been an increase in jobs in the on-trade

Where have all the pubs gone?

By Poppleston Allen

The news has been full of doom and gloom of late. A trip to the pub could prove to be the perfect distraction but, if recent figures are to be believed, your small local pub may soon be no more.

Illegal workers: There are warnings in the guidance on other associated criminal activities

Right to work in the UK rules

By Poppleston Allen

It is stating the obvious that everybody you employ must have a right to work in the UK.

Spring Statement: the sector will have to see how Philip Hammond's Budget affects pubs

Spring Budget unlikely to help pubs much

By Nicholas Robinson

Little of the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget will give respite to the pub trade, with leaders continuing to call for tax equality.

Not worth a punt: publicans run the risk of losing their licence if they are caught facilitating illegal gambling on their premises

Publicans hit hurdle with bets at the bar

By Robert Mann

In the build-up to the highly anticipated Cheltenham Festival next week (12 March), publicans are being warned it’s ‘odds-on’ that those operating as bookmakers without a licence will be caught.