The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 62

The Lock In Podcast

Wasp wrangling and other tips for summer success

By Ed Bedington

Wasps can ruin many a pub garden experience, but how best to handle them? The Lock In team tackled the perennial pests and other top tips on making the most of summer trade.

Next steps: SLTA MD Colin Wilkinson says more questions have been thrown up by the delay of the DRS

DRS ‘reduced to a tardy political battle’ says SLTA

By Gary Lloyd

The SLTA (Scottish Licensed Trade Association) has welcomed the news Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) will be delayed until at least October 2025 but warned politics must be left out of it in future.

Report findings: 'It’s encouraging to see overall tenant satisfaction is in line with last year’s survey, despite the increasingly challenging and demanding market conditions that continue to plague the industry,' says PCA Fiona Dickie

Marston’s stands out on tenant satisfaction

By Ed Bedington

Tenant satisfaction with their pubcos remained unchanged from last year, according to a recent survey by the pubs code adjudicator (PCA), with Marston’s and Greene King notable exceptions.

Joint submission made: BBPA CEO Emma McClarkin is ‘pleased to provide evidence’ to help fill jobs in hospitality

BBPA and BII push Gov to fill pubs vacancies

By Gary Lloyd

Chefs from overseas must be included on the Government’s Shortage Occupation List, according to the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and the British institute of Innkeeping (BII).

Pub repairs: how the pubs code helps (pictured: PCA Fiona Dickie)

Pub repairs – how the pubs code helps

By Fiona Dickie, Pubs Code Adjudicator

Disputes over pub repairs can be a real cause of dissatisfaction for the tenant, as well as the landlord. Knowing and using Pubs Code rights can help avoid such disputes arising or help tenants to resolve them if they do.

Planning rights issue: CAMRA has warned many pubs could be lost for good (credit: getty/onfilm)

CAMRA calls on Gov to save high street pubs

By Gary Lloyd

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) believes the Government’s ‘Levelling Up’ bill could put the future of thousands of pubs at risk and has called for their planning rights to be protected.

Legal progression: the draft bill will be subject to pre-legislative scrutiny (image: Getty/JLGutierrez)

How will Martyn’s Law impact pubs?

By Nikkie Thatcher

With the draft legislation for Martyn’s Law being published, The Morning Advertiser has looked at how the bill will affect operators.

Safe and responsible gambling: new white paper showed positive steps towards fairness (Credit: Getty/SolStock)

Gambling White Paper shows 'positive steps'

By Rebecca Weller

The white paper on gambling provides an “opportunity to improve” protection in pubs and demonstrated “positive steps” towards “fairness”, trade bodies from across the sector have stated.

Safety first: new legislation for taxi drivers has gone live (credit: Getty/Mike Harrington)

NTIA welcomes stringent taxi legislation

By Gary Lloyd

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has welcomed toughened taxi licensing legislation that will help ensure hospitality staff and customers are safer while travelling at night.

Amendments to DRS: pubs will not have to also be a return point for recycling under new rule changes (credit: Getty/cagkansayin)

Pubs to benefit from amendments to DRS

By Gary Lloyd

Changes to the proposed Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in Scotland that are set to benefit pubs and craft drinks producers have been welcomed by the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA).

Review and redesign: trade bodies welcome DRS delay (Credit: Getty/Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd)

Trade bodies 'welcome' DRS delay

By Rebecca Weller

The delay to the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in Scotland has been welcomed by trade bodies across the sector.

Call to step in: BBPA CEO Emma McClarkin says energy suppliers are being allowed to profiteer

BBPA: Ofgem is acting too slowly to save UK businesses

By Gary Lloyd

Energy regulator Ofgem is moving at “glacial pace” when it comes to disciplining suppliers and putting hundreds of thousands of businesses on the verge of collapse, according to the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

Non-Domestic Rates bill: the workload passed to ratepayers will increase and counter the pledge made by Tory leaders says Colliers (credit: getty/andresr)

Business rates reform will cost sector even more

By Gary Lloyd

The promised reform of business rates will not cut costs for the sector but will, conversely, include a 7.1% increase in rateable values, according to property expert Colliers.

Free speech fears: Staff could sue bosses under new bill (Getty/ SeventyFour)

Concerns raised about Protection Bill

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Staff could sue employers if customers offended them under the proposed Workers Protection Bill, but trade bodies are concerned about its delivery.

Respite: pubs could see a 58% tax cut with updated rates (Credit: Getty/Richard Drury)

Pubs could save over £5k with new rates values

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs could save an average of more than £5,000 under the new commercial property values introduced on Saturday 1 April, data from real estate intelligence firm Altus Group has revealed.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 58


How important is tipping in pubs?

By Ed Bedington

The latest episode of the podcast saw the team look at service charge and tipping as a new bill goes through parliament.

Additional deterrent: now is not the time to introduce tourism tax (Credit: Getty ChrisHepburn)

Manchester tourism tax 'disappointing' for pubs

By Rebecca Weller

Now is “not the time” to introduce tourism taxes and place “additional deterrents” on consumers, according to the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).