Property law

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

Evolution, not revolution: innovation always comes from the freehouse sector, says Stephen Owens of Christie & Co

Innovation to continue from freehouse sector in 2020

By Stuart Stone

While Stephen Owens – managing director, pubs and restaurants at Christie & Co – predicts that the freehouse sector will continue to grow and offer a source of diversity in the on-trade, he forecasts evolution rather than revolution in 2020.

Heart of steel: steel yourself for a look at the property market in Sheffield

Regional report

Why own a pub in Sheffield?

By Michelle Perrett

Once nicknamed Steel City in recognition of its rich industrial past, Sheffield remains a working city with a large student population and a range of other industries.

A tough trade: despite research showing the pub sector is expanding, licensees give their views on what’s going on behind closed doors

Why is the local pub still under threat?

By Alice Leader

Despite a busy year in the sector that has included highlights such as huge pub chain acquisitions, there are still concerns of how to uphold the traditional, British institution of the local pub.

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