Interest piqued: When dealing with licensing issues, new ideas are employed to engage with the next generation

Stay ahead of a changing market

By Poppleston Allen

Anyone who has attended licensing trade talks and seminars of late will know that phrases like “embracing change” and “Millennials want experiences” are increasingly common.

Barriers to progress: a survey shows small and medium businesses have been slow to cut down on single-use plastics

Small businesses struggling to cut out plastics

By Emily Hawkins

Small businesses have struggled to cut down on single-use plastics – with just under one third of small hospitality companies having opted for more sustainable alternatives.

Exiting post: Brigid Simmonds is stepping down from the BBPA

Brigid Simmonds to step down as BBPA boss

By Nicholas Robinson

The British Beer & Pub Association’s (BBPA) chief executive Brigid Simmonds OBE is to step down this October after a decade in the post.

Leadership race: What issues do pubs want to see the next Prime Minister address?

What do pubs want from the next Prime Minister?

By Stuart Stone

With the race to become the next Prime Minister whittled down to two candidates, we asked pub operators what they hope for from the next man through the door at No.10.

Advice withdrawn: the PCA has withdrawn statutory advice on rent dispute clauses and Calderbank letters published in July 2017

Pub group’s anger as PCA withdraws statutory advice

By Stuart Stone

Chair of the British Pub Confederation and former MP Greg Mulholland believes the withdrawal of statutory advice makes the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby’s position “untenable”.

Security: who is policing the streets?

How much do pub staff police the streets?

By Robert Mann

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?

Stay out of hot water: solicitor firms Corclaim and Poppelston Allen outline how to avoid legal breaches

Avoid these five legal breaches

By Emily Hawkins

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.

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