Legal

Significant change: Poppleston Allen looks at the agent-of-change principle

Agent-of-change principle could hit the right note

By Poppleston Allen

There have been numerous press reports over the years regarding the closure of live music venues and the impact upon not only local communities, but also the British music industry itself.

The pubs code was arguably meant to provide an easy way out of tied deals with the big pubcos, but it could cost more than you think.

MRO: can you afford it?

By Stuart Stone

The hoops pub tied tenants need to jump through to access MRO are also steeped in costs. While going free-of-tie can be ultimately rewarding, the question to consider is whether you are prepared for the cost?

Make a change: a petition has been set up demanding people are charged 5p per plastic straw

Pubs 'should charge 5p for straws'

By Georgina Townshend

A petition that has received almost 10,000 signatures wants the Government to introduce a 5p charge for plastic straws, similar to plastic carrier bags in shops, in the hope it would "force servers to only provide straws upon request and dramatically...

New power: the ALMR's Kate Nicholls will head UKHospitality

New ‘powerful voice’ vows to fight for pub rights

By Nicholas Robinson

New trade organisation UKHospitality, a fusion of the ALMR and BHA, has promised to fight hard for the £130bn hospitality sector after members voted in favour of its creation yesterday (21 February).