Property law

Closures slowing: the rate of pubs shutting is the lowest for almost two years

994 pubs closed in past 12 months

By Nikkie Thatcher

The total number of pubs in the UK has dropped by 2% (994 venues) from December 2018 to December 2019, according to new research.

Diversity of Hants: Hampshire enjoys city life while being located on the south coast and also boasts beautiful countryside

Regional report

Why own a pub in Hampshire?

By Michelle Perrett

Hampshire, as a county, has the perfect blend of city, coast and countryside.

Fighting back: Anneliese Smith launched a fundraising effort to retrieve the pub’s takings that were stolen during a burglary

Publican’s daughter recoups stolen £3.4k takings

By Alice Leader

A theft of more than £3,000 worth of pub takings almost saw a hospitalised publican become homeless as the burglary threatened the pub’s closure – but his daughter’s fundraiser saved the day.

Road rage: pub boss seeks to sue council after roadworks cause major disruption for trade

B&K boss to sue council over ‘agony’ roadworks

By Alice Leader

Brewhouse & Kitchen is set to sue a council after it claimed roadworks that lasted more than a year outside one of its sites saw the business make a ‘material loss in trade’.

Rates relief: the Government announced the business rates discount for eligible pubs last month (January)

Delay to business rates discount

By Nikkie Thatcher

The business rate relief for thousands of pubs that was announced by the Government last month (January) will be delayed for some councils due to ‘software changes’.

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