Legislation

Top tips: advice for publicans wanting to add home deliveries and takeaways to their offering.

Top tips: the key to takeaways

By Poppleston Allen

With the rise of third-party home delivery services in recent years we are receiving more queries from operators seeking to add home deliveries and takeaways to their offering.

Significant change: Poppleston Allen looks at the agent-of-change principle

Agent-of-change principle could hit the right note

By Poppleston Allen

There have been numerous press reports over the years regarding the closure of live music venues and the impact upon not only local communities, but also the British music industry itself.

Make a change: a petition has been set up demanding people are charged 5p per plastic straw

Pubs 'should charge 5p for straws'

By Georgina Townshend

A petition that has received almost 10,000 signatures wants the Government to introduce a 5p charge for plastic straws, similar to plastic carrier bags in shops, in the hope it would "force servers to only provide straws upon request and dramatically...

New power: the ALMR's Kate Nicholls will head UKHospitality

New ‘powerful voice’ vows to fight for pub rights

By Nicholas Robinson

New trade organisation UKHospitality, a fusion of the ALMR and BHA, has promised to fight hard for the £130bn hospitality sector after members voted in favour of its creation yesterday (21 February).

Rethink: SBPA says a pubs code in Scotland would cost jobs, investment and opportunities

SBPA warns against proposals to introduce a pubs code in Scotland

By Georgina Townshend

The Scottish Beer & Pub Association have called for a "rethink" on the proposed bill which would establish a pubs code in Scotland, saying that if successful, it would "cost jobs, investment and opportunities, while punishing tied-pubs...

Copyright conditions: having a TV in your pub may cause licensing issues

MA500

Is your pub’s TV breaking the law?

By Nicholas Robinson

Operators are breaking copyright laws by allowing customers to watch non-live programmes in their pubs, MA500 delegates heard at a conference in Cambridge today (8 February).