Licensing law

Pub business opportunity: Dominic Worrall says rooms offer more profit


Pubs with rooms are 'not like Fawlty Towers now'

By Nicholas Robinson

Visitor numbers across Britain are expected to rise further as the weaker pound makes it more attractive to foreigners and Brits alike, according to Dominic Worrall, owner of the Bull in Ditchling, East Sussex.

Suspicious mind: Sellers of alcohol will have to be registered with HMRC from April so make sure they are

How to have a nose for fake alcohol

By Poppleston Allen

Our legal experts give advice on how to spot when there might be something amiss with a new drink you're being offered.

Victory: Bloc South was awarded a 5am licence

Licensing victory for new London gay bar

By Daniel Woolfson

A new high-profile gay bar in London’s Vauxhall has been granted a 5am licence after lawyers scored a rare victory with the local council’s licensing authority.

Levy: The late-night levy is introduced by some local authorities

Legal Q & A: Late-night levies and TENs

By Poppleston Allen

Our legal experts tackle your questions on the basics of a late-night levy and obtaining a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) for sporting events.

Success: (l-r) British Institute of Innkeeping CEO Mike Clist; Durham BBN scheme police constable Lee Jackson; BBN scheme co-ordinator Carol Feenan; and Diageo head of alcohol in society Mark Baird

Best Bar None winners unveiled

By Michelle Perrett

Durham won the top accolade as it was crowned best overall scheme at the Best Bar None (BBN) awards event at the House of Lords last night (1 February).