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What's to come: possible exemptions to the policy could be found in cheese shops or wine bars

Could cumulative impact zone policies stifle pub innovations?

By Poppleston Allen

Local authorities up and down the land have adopted a wide range of cumulative impact policy zones, covering specific geographical areas where unacceptable levels of crime, disorder or public nuisance are deemed to take place.

Don't take a gamble: What you need to know legally about gambling machines

Don't take a gamble with gambling machines

By Poppleston Allen

Alcohol-licensed premises can provide gaming machines to their customers if they benefit from an on-licence, they contain bar facilities for the sale and consumption of alcohol and there is no requirement that alcohol is only served with food.

Regional focus on...the north-west

By Stuart Stone

Our regional focus on the north-west focuses on the best pubs in Greater Manchester, Mersey, Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria.

Ban on exploitation: trade union Unite reveals the number of complaints about unpaid shift work has increased

Call for blanket ban on unpaid shift work

By Stuart Stone

MPs and lawyers have called for a wholesale ban on unpaid shift work after trade union Unite announced a sixfold increase in complaints over unpaid shifts over the past three years.

Perhaps you could do with some more space at your premises. If so, extending a property has to be looked into before taking the leap.

Work the room: pub extensions

By Stuart Stone

Pub extension work doesn’t just get under way when the builders roll in, there are plenty of things you must know and investigate long before physically expanding your site

Spring Statement: UKHospitality and the BBPA react to Chancellor Philip Hammond's latest Spring Statement

Industry bodies react to Spring Statement 2018

By Stuart Stone

UKHospitality and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) have issued responses to measures announced in Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement on 13 March.

Take the strain: pub sector warned 2018 will be the toughest in a decade

Pubs face 'toughest year for over a decade'

By Georgina Townshend

The pub industry should treat recent figures released on Britain's managed pub sales with "very cautious optimism", says the managing director of procurement firm Regency Purchasing Group (RPG), and warns the sector faces "its toughest...

New standards: as of 1 April low energy ratings could block the letting of pubs

Low energy ratings to block pub lets

By Stuart Stone

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) regulations are coming into force on the 1 April changing the rules on around whether a pub can be let to a tenant or not.

Support call: the BBPA has highlighted how 80% of pubs are classified as small businesses as part of its Government inquiry response

BBPA calls for more support for 'struggling' smaller pubs

By Georgina Townshend

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called for more support for pubs in response to the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee’s inquiry into small business and productivity.