Is this the best budget for pubs in years?

Autumn Budget 2021

Best budget for pubs in a generation?

By Ed Bedington

Despite all the leaks, from a government that makes the Titanic look like a viable operation, there were still a few rabbits in Rishi Sunak’s hat as he stood up in Parliament today (27 October 2021).

Rates reduction: Business rates reduced to 50% for the hospitality sector in the next year, Sunak announced (Getty/ Walter Bibikow)

Autumn Budget 2021

50% business rates discount for hospitality sector

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A 50% business rates discount will be put in place for the hospitality, retail and leisure sectors for one year, announced the Chancellor of the Exchequer at today's Autumn Budget (Wednesday 27 October).

Business survival: A continuation of reduced rates will attract more staff and customers said Orme (Getty/ sturti)

Reduced VAT 'absolutely necessary' for pubs’ survival

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A continuation of reduced the VAT rate at the Budget this Wednesday 27th October will draw in customers and staff to the hospitality industry, said the director of pub the Red Lion in Shepperton, Surrey.

Stay on the right side of the law: the only way to guarantee your Cinch SPFL broadcast is legitimate is to buy through Sky

Combating piracy of SPFL matches in commercial premises

By Sky Business

With the 2021-22 football season well under way, the Scottish Professional Football League (Cinch SPFL) is increasing its anti-piracy work to prevent unauthorised broadcasts of Cinch SPFL matches being screened in pubs and other licensed premises.

How should operators respond to increased prices?


Tsunami of increases on the way

By Ed Bedington

Our fearless leader, when he’s not on his hols in the middle of a major crisis, recently announced the wonderful news that his ambition for the UK was for it to become a high wage economy.

Night-time economy: Khan announces the return of Night Tube services (Getty/Peter Muller)

Night Tube to restart next month

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Night Tube services will be reintroduced from the Central and Victoria lines next month, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced.

Public discontent: NTIA criticises vaccine passport scheme

NTIA in Scotland reacts to Covid passport 'shambles'

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Scottish consumers were left frustrated by the “chaos and confusion” of the Government’s vaccine passport rollout last Friday, according to the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA).

What's in the news 1 October?

The MA's Review of the Week

'Surely the messages are clear?'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington spoke with Frisco Group director James Cuthbertson about the week's headlines.

Unauthorised streams: accessing illegal content is also a crime

FACT and Sky highlight dangers of illegal streaming to licensees

By Sky Business

With the football season back in full swing, Sky and FACT, world leaders in intellectual property protection, are working together to warn licensees of the dangers of unscrupulous suppliers who may be approaching them with low-cost, but illegal, ways...

Delay confirmed: the Scottish government is being criticised for the plans (Credit: Getty Images / John M Lund Photography Inc)

Calls made to scrap Scottish vaccine passport

By Michelle Perrett

The Scottish Government is “not ready” to introduce its vaccine passport scheme because there are no published regulations or guidance, UKHospitality has said.

Cause for concern: BBPA chief executive Emma McClarkin

BBPA is 'closely monitoring' petrol panic buying

By Michelle Perrett

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has said it is “closely monitoring” the petrol crisis situation, which has seen panic buying of petrol across the country over the past week.

Industry information: Lumina Intelligence commercial director Ed Sibley outlined the latest insights at the MA Leaders Club conference

MA Leaders Club

37 pubs and bars closed per week in 2020

By Nikkie Thatcher

The pub and bar sector saw a net loss of 1,930 venues during 2020, with £13.9bn being wiped off the total market value from 2019, according to an industry report.

Legal advice: James Fownes of Shakespeare Martineau

A solution for pubs with pandemic-induced rent arrears?

By James Fownes, property disputes partners, Shakespeare Martineau

The Government is looking to introduce legislation to alleviate the problem of rent arrears accrued during the pandemic, here at law expert Shakespeare Martineau, we look at the situation.

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