Property law

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’.

Pub garden: how can pub operators best utilise garden and pavement space?

Licensing Hub – Legal with Poppleston Allen

Legal Q&A: advice for using outdoor space

By Poppleston Allen

The latest legal Q&A from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen discusses how to best user front, rear and pavement pub space.

Brighton rocks: as one of the trendiest cities on the UK coast, Brighton & Hove is more than just a bastion of diversity

Regional report

Why owning a pub in Brighton rocks

By Michelle Perrett

Brighton and Hove has been known as a diverse and fun seaside city for many years and it also boasts a young population that supports a varied licensed trade

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