Legal

Private conveniences: At least 1,782 public toilets have closed across the UK between 2006 and 2017, freedom of information requests revealed.

Private conveniences: Open-door policy?

By Stuart Stone

Need to spend a penny? You don’t even have to spend that much to use the toilets at US branches of Starbucks now, but what does it means for UK pubs?

Pay up: the Low Pay Commission has been urged to 'take caution' when increasing statutory wage rates

BBPA urges restraint on minimum wage increases

By Claire Churchard

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has urged the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to “take caution in increasing all statutory wage rates in April 2019” as pubs face a tough trading period.

When it rains, it pours: what pubs need to think about if they are flooded

What to do if your pub gets flooded

By Claire Churchard

As heavy thunderstorms hit the UK this week, flooding many homes and businesses, The Morning Advertiser finds out what you should do if your pub gets flooded.

One year on: VOA has released figures for the first year of Check Challenge Appeal

Businesses 'still can’t navigate new rates system'

By Stuart Stone

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has released statistics shedding light on the impact of Check Challenge Appeal (CCA) in the first year since the new system for business rates appeals was introduced in April 2017.

Hot food rules: What additional permissions do pubs need to provide hot food later into the evening?

Legal Q&A: Rules on serving hot food

By Poppleston Allen

Specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen's latest legal Q&A looks at the rules governing service of hot food and drinks.

Evidence sought: MP Rachel Reeves says since the PCA's office was founded, pubs are still closing on a weekly basis

PCA inquiry session: BEIS committee calls for evidence

By Claire Churchard

A one-off evidence session into whether the pubs code is working will be held by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee on 26 June 2018 with pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby and his deputy Fiona Dickie.

Wales focus: What properties are available across Wales?

Regional focus on...Wales

By Stuart Stone

Our regional focus looks at the best pubs and bars available across Wales.